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Nigel Farage has raged at a “disturbing hard-left appointment” after a UK college recruited a Palestinian Rector.

Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah, a outstanding plastic surgeon, was elected Glasgow University’s new Rector in a landslide election on April 11.

The Glasgow alumnus obtained 80 % of the vote and advised folks in a triumphant speech that they need to “plan for the healing of the wounds of Gaza tomorrow”.

While his appointment was hailed as a victory amongst pro-Palestinian voices within the UK, Mr Farage has led Conservative outrage. In a publish on social media, the previous Reform UK boss branded UK universities a “disgrace”.

Dr Abu-Sittah’s appointment was celebrated as a “proud moment” for fellow Palestinians, who devoted his victory to the greater than 40,000 individuals who have died in Gaza.

The surgeon quoted former IRA member Bobby Sands in his speech, stating: “Our revenge would be the laughter of our kids.”

But Mr Farage said the Rector’s new position was “disturbing” while posting on X, formerly known as Twitter.

He wrote: “This is a deeply disturbing hard-left appointment. Our universities are a shame.”

Some people agreed with Mr Farage in the comments, with one user saying the appointment was “not surprising”.

They added it was “worrying”, and a second user said the news was “completely stunning”.

Others were less supportive of the former UKIP leader, with some mentioning there was no evidence of the Doctor holding “far-left” views.

Some even criticised the politician-turned-television presenter for “pushing cancel tradition”.

One said: “What occurred to ‘free speech’ Farage? Stop pushing cancel tradition, it’d come again to gag hard-right speech like yours subsequent.”

Another added: “Hey everybody, apparently it is now ‘laborious left’ to be a surgeon who reattaches limbs to kids.”