6 bank employees fired for staging mock IS slaying video

Jul 7, 2015 8:04 AM by Cheryl Wengren

LONDON (AP) - The bank HSBC has fired six employees who staged a mock Islamic State group-style killing during a team-building exercise.

The Sun newspaper in London says the footage posted online showed five workers wearing overalls and balaclavas and laughing as a South Asian colleague wearing an orange jumpsuit knelt at their feet.

One held a coat hanger as a pretend knife while another held the kneeling man by the shoulders.

One employee then yells "Allahu Akbar!" - Arabic for "God is great" - a phrase often used before IS hostages are slain.


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