Edinburgh University Drops Investigation Against Student Who Mocked ISIS on Social Media

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Edinburgh University student Robbie Travers, who came under fire over a social media post in which he celebrated 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,” Travers wrote.

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.

Travers announced via Twitter on Friday that all allegations of misconduct against him had been dropped by Edinburgh University, where he is currently enrolled as a law student. Travers alleges that the University found no evidence of wrongdoing.

Several Twitter users that follow Travers celebrated his announcement.

Delighted to hear @RobbieTravers has been cleared of all allegations of Islamaphobia by Edinburgh Uni: No evidence!
Am I surprised? No!

— Matthew Gordon Banks (@mwgbanks) September 8, 2017

Great news! Very pleased your institution has made the decision to stop embarrassing itself.

— Prof. Phil Rumney (@phil_rumney) September 8, 2017

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