In nearly three decades of campaigning, I have learned that those who mount campaigns against injustice can win against overwhelming odds, justice is a right and not a privilege but as Rector I will not be able to do justice to this position unless I have the support of the students. I am determined to be a strong voice, fighting their corner but want the students and staff by my side.
The alt-right journalist only received 533 votes.
Anwar - who will hold the role of rector for the next three years - said in a blog on The Huffington Post UK: “Milo Yiannopoulos
While universities across the world have adapted the language of 'safe spaces' and 'no platforming' for speakers with views deemed controversial, others have found their voices subsequently excluded from the debate.
Rather than simply shouting about it and slandering the opponent, campaign against the view/nomination, debate against it, and most importantly vote against it. That's the only way to prove that the university as a whole doesn't want a hostile, flippant provocateur at the helm.
The far-right provocateur said it would 'protect' LGBT students on campus.
Alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has sparked outrage by calling for Muslim groups to be banned at Glasgow University
Some students are seriously unhappy he could be about to become uni rector.
Students at the University of Glasgow are set to protest the nomination of “alt-right troll” Milo Yiannopoulos as university
Protests Over Milo Yiannopoulos Being Nominated As Rector At Glasgow Show The Divide Still Between 'Free Speech' And 'Hate Speech'
I am not saying he shouldn't speak (though I wish he wouldn't); but there is a difference between giving a perspective and encouraging an attack on a group. For me that is the difference between hate speech and free speech.