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HSBC fires staff over ‘ISIS execution’ style video

HSBC has sacked six employees after a video emerged of them engaging in an Isis-style “mock beheading”.

In the video, posted on Instagram but later deleted, five men wearing balaclavas are showed forcing an Asian colleague to kneel down while one banker then reportedly yells “Allahu Akbar”, meaning “God is great”, and pretends to execute his prisoner with a coat hanger.


The workers filmed the stunt while on a team-building day organised by HSBC in Birmingham.

Yesterday the bank apologised for its employees and said it would not tolerate this sort of behaviour.

In a statement an HSBC spokesman said: “As soon as The Sun brought this video to our attention we took the decision to sack the individuals involved. “This is an abhorrent video and HSBC would like to apologise for any offence.”

Source: The Sun

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