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HSBC Staff Sacked After Staging Mock ISIS Execution Video

The video was acquired by The Sun.

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In the video, the men – all of whom are wearing balaclavas – brandish a coathanger as a pretend knife, while an Asian co-worker kneels in front of them in an orange jump suit. The men chant "Allahu Akbar" – "God is Great".

HSBC has confirmed that the men have been sacked.

@TheSun Once we saw this abhorrent video we took the decision to sack the individuals involved. We apologise for any offence.

The Sun, which acquired the video after it was posted to Instagram, reported that the men were on a team-building day out at Teamworks Karting track in Birmingham.

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The colleague who was to be "executed" was named by the paper as Saf Ahmed. The paper claimed the men were from the bank's Birmingham-based legal team. The seven-second video can be viewed on The Sun's website.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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