Student Investigated for Mocking ISIS

Sep 6, 2017

A student at Edinburgh University updated his social media account after a U.S. bombing raid on an ISIS compound in Afghanistan. Robbie Travers posted, “I’m glad we could bring these barbarians a step closer to collecting their 72 virgins.” Several complaints were filed against Travers. “Mocking Isis allegedly made Islamic and minority students feel ‘threatened’ and ‘unsafe’” said one complaint. Others complaints said that Muslim students were made to feel uncomfortable. A spokesman for the university said, “Complaints alleging misconduct have been received against Mr. Travers and these are being investigated.” Travers defended himself on Facebook saying, “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.” Have engaged legal advice to dismiss this nonsense. Wish me luck,” wrote Travers. A spokesman for the university said, “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 expectation of behavior.”