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Bank Employees Fired For Making Islamic State Parody Video

| by Sean Kelly

Six bank employees were fired after making a mock Islamic State group execution video as part of a team-building exercise.

The video shows five employees dressed in overalls with their heads covered, while a sixth employee knelt down on the ground with his head lowered, dressed in an orange jumpsuit with his hands behind his back. One of the mock terrorists held a coat hanger, seemingly in place of a knife.

At one point in the video, one of the employees was heard shouting “Allahu akbar” — a phrase used by members of the terrorist group before beheading hostages, reports The Associated Press.

After the video was leaked by British newspaper The Sun, HSBC reportedly fired the employees immediately. The bank declined to say where the video was filmed or how many people were terminated.

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“We do not tolerate inappropriate behavior,” the bank said in a statement, reports NBC B. “This is an abhorrent video and HSBC would like to apologize for any offense caused."

Sources: The Sun, Click 2 Houston, NBC News

Photo Credit: Click2Houston