British bank staff members sacked for mock execution video

July 7, 2015 8:35 pm

Six bank staff members have been sacked after filming
themselves staging a mock Isis-style execution during a team-building
day out.
The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas
at a go-karting centre when they staged a beheading scene, the Sun
reported.

The clip was brought to HSBC’s attention by the Sun. Footage posted online showed five of them laughing as a
colleague in an orange jumpsuit, named as Saf Ahmed, knelt at their
feet.
One clutched a coat hanger as a fake knife while another held Ahmed.
A
worker apparently shouted “Allahu Akbar”, a phrase often heard from
Isis (Islamic State) in videos of them murdering hostages, before one
was heard whooping.
The eight-second film was shot as the workers
were on an away day at a Teamworks Karting track in Birmingham
organised by the bank.
HSBC said those involved had been sacked for what it called an abhorrent video.

“We do not tolerate inappropriate behaviour,” a 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 caused.”
Kidnapped
British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines were both wearing
orange jumpsuits when they were beheaded in Syria by Isis.

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