(13 June 2011)
Mr MacMaster, who is on holiday in Istanbul, told BBC Scotland: „I really felt a number of years ago, in discussions on Middle East issues in the US, often when I presented real facts and opinions, the immediate reaction to someone with my name was: ‚Why are you anti-American? Why are you anti-Jewish?‘
„So I invented a name to talk under that would keep the focus on the actual issue.“
Mr MacMaster said he had wanted people to listen to the facts without paying attention to „the man behind the curtain“.