Edinburgh law student accused of hate crime after mocking Isis

AN investigation has been launched by Edinburgh University after one of its students made comments praising the bombing of terrorist group Islamic State.

AN investigation has been launched by Edinburgh University after one of its students made comments praising the bombing of terrorist group Islamic State.

In a Facebook post, third-year law student Robbie Travers, 21, heaped praise on the US and Donald Trump after the US Air Force dropped a “massive ordnance air bomb” on an IS target in Afghanistan in April.

Travers wrote: “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.”

Travers was reported to the university by a second-year history student and former black and ethnic minority convenor Esme Allman.

Mr Travers has denied any wrongdoing.

An earlier version of this story stated that Ms Allman had accused Mr Travers of Islamophobia and putting minority students at risk when this was in fact not the basis of her complaint to university authorities. We apologise for the error and are happy to set the record straight.

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