Dr Anthony McRoy? National Front or not?
There is a piece in the Jewish Chronicle suggesting that Dr. McRoy was a member of the National Front, once.
I am not so sure.
I have left a question on Roger Pearse’s blog and I hope that Dr McRoy will clarify the situation, once and for all.
I am sure that someone, somewhere, has probably got an old copy of a National Front membership list, however it would be more helpful if Dr. McRoy could address the issue.
It may not be obvious to everyone, but if someone had been in the National Front they may still have some lingering animus towards Jews. That could be consciously or unconsciously, who knows?
But if it were the case, it might colour their work and how they present a representation of Jews and Israelis in the world.
I simply do not know, but I am sure that Dr McRoy could clear this up quickly enough, if he wishes.
Update 1: It appears that Roger Pearse isn’t what he seems, an advocate of freedom of speech.
Asking the wrong type of question will get your comment deleted.
I asked an innocuous question to Dr. McRoy, merely to deny that he was ever a member of the National Front. It got deleted.
I think it is a time like this, that you see people’s commitment to freedom of speech, or whether or not they use it as a veneer to protect **their** own freedom of speech, but not that of others.
Update 2: Other questions are getting deleted too, this one covers the issue:
People aren’t asking about McRoy’s ethnicity or religion.
They’re asking if he was a member of a particular neo Nazi political party.
That isn’t an improper question to ask, and not at all like asking if a person is a member of a broad and heterogenous faith or ethnicity group.
Comment on Jan 28th, 2010 at 2:26 pm “