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Student Who Mocked ISIS On Facebook Is Being Investigated By Edinburgh University

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Student Who Mocked ISIS On Facebook Is Being Investigated By Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University has launched an investigation after a student mocked ISIS on social media.

The university is reported to be investigating 21-year-old Robbie Travers over claims he committed a 'hate crime' and could put 'minority students at risk'. Police are not undertaking any criminal investigation on the matter.

Credit: Facebook/Robbie Travers

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The law student took to Facebook in April, after the US Air Force bombed an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan, to write: "Excellent news that the US administration and Trump ordered an accurate strike on an IS network of tunnels in Afghanistan. I'm glad we could bring these barbarians a step closer to collecting their 72 virgins."

A fellow student reported him for 'blatant Islamophobia' , saying the post had put others at risk and could cause a 'state of panic'.

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Robbie spoke to the Times to dismiss the claims, telling the paper that the student who made the complaint did so as retaliation, after he caught her referring to black men as 'trash' while she was leader of a group for ethnic minorities.

In a post on Facebook last night, Robbie wrote: "Afraid I've been a little more quiet as I have been accused of Islamophobia because I mocked Isis, and I'm being investigated on such a ground by my University.

Credit: Facebook/Robbie Travers

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"Mocking Isis allegedly made Islamic and minority students feel 'threatened' and 'unsafe,' so goes the complainant's ramblings.

"Have engaged legal advice to dismiss this nonsense. Wish me luck."

A spokesperson from the Edinburgh University told The Times that complaints 'alleging misconduct had been received' and confirmed they were being investigated.

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They continued: "We are committed to providing an environment in which all members of the university community treat each other with dignity and respect and our code of student conduct sets out clear expectations of behaviour."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Robbie Travers

Topics: Social Media, Facebook, ISIS

Claire Reid
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