Edinburgh Law Student Accused of Hate Crime After Mocking ISIS on Social Media

A student at Edinburgh University is facing a backlash from his peers and a university investigation after he mocked ISIS on social media.

A 21-year-old student at Edinburgh University is facing a backlash after posting a social media update following the U.S. bombing of an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan in April. “I’m glad we could bring these barbarians a step closer to collecting their 72 virgins,” student Robbie Travers wrote.

According to a report from the Times, several complainants has allegedly reported Travers for his social media post, claiming that his decision to mock ISIS made Muslim students feel uncomfortable. “Mocking Isis allegedly made Islamic and minority students feel ‘threatened’ and ‘unsafe,’” one complaint reads.

After learning of the investigation, Travers took to Facebook to announce that complaints had been made against him for his post about ISIS. “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,” he wrote…

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