Caught On Tape: HSBC Bankers Recreate ISIS Beheading Execution

Tyler Durden's picture

HSBC just can't seem to help itself. As The Sun reports, as part of a "team-building" exercise, six bankers filmed the fake ISIS-style beheading of an Asian colleague - while yelling 'Allahu Akbar'. However, given that these were not C-level executives, there has been some consequences - the six bankers have been fired with HSBC noting "this is an abhorrent video and HSBC would like to apologize for any offense."


Caught On Tape...

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HSBC said:

“We do not tolerate inappropriate behaviour.


“As soon as The Sun brought this video to our attention we took the decision to sack the individuals involved.


“This is an abhorrent video and HSBC would like to apologise for any offence.”

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But rigging FX markets and money laundering for drug dealers is 'cost of doing business'?

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williambanzai7's picture

HSBC has no head...

thunderchief's picture

Should have put him  in a silver and gold jumpsuit.

They would all have promotions now.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

In Arabic, say:

"Alah Alah Alah alas mahed!"


Eventually all bankster must lose head in bloody revolution.

IRC162's picture

Those funny guys, what humor.

Pretending that poor banker is a depositor.....  abhorrent indeed.

Normalcy Bias's picture

Well, it's pretty well known that these banks are FULL of Sociopaths, right?

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Can't anyone have any good clean fun anymore? 

Handful of Dust's picture

I prefer the gitmo photos of leading them tear-ists around by leashes. Just a bunch of guys letting off steam after an arduous day of ripping off clients ... so what's the problem?

There's more outrage with this stuff then the actual beheadings by eye-sys, or the 9 shooting murders in Chicago every weekend.

Hey, how about the girl murdered by the repeat felon, illegal there in San Francisco's Sanctuary Safe Zone?

Screwed up priorities in this "politically correct" environment.


Richard Chesler's picture

Damned banksters have no respect for the CIA.


BorisTheBlade's picture

They got some stones offending some of the biggest money laundering clients.

Tarshatha's picture

"Damned banksters have no respect for the CIA.""


Don't leave out our terrorist friends in the Mossad.

Slomotrainwreck's picture

I think that HSBC just apologized to ISIS.

Shaznardickleze the Doon's picture

This must be why the CIAsis is turning towards Israel now. They need to squash the silly charade since they've lost credibility and their bullshit is less effective since everyone knows the US is behind it in some manner. Even the bankers are mocking the CIA... 

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

Merely a training video on customer relations......

Dubaibanker's picture

The video is apt....the guys in the orange jump suits are THE CLIENTS.

This is what we do when clients don't pay up....

nosam's picture
nosam (not verified) Dubaibanker Jul 8, 2015 6:29 AM

Speaking of orange jumpsuits, Gitmo has the same type of suits.

Does USG and ISIS have the same supplier? (rhetorical question)

kaiserhoff's picture


This is why you should be careful who is running Human Services (personnel flacks).

813kml's picture

Looks like some sort of employee review process.

Freddie's picture

.....or possibly loan review and the guy being beheded is borrower who is current on his loan.

Pyrrhus's picture

What would have been funny is if they had actually done it.

BoPeople's picture
BoPeople (not verified) williambanzai7 Jul 7, 2015 3:25 PM

Full of asses and dicks and no head.

BoPeople's picture
BoPeople (not verified) williambanzai7 Jul 7, 2015 3:28 PM

ZH Dupe error

BoPeople's picture
BoPeople (not verified) williambanzai7 Jul 7, 2015 3:29 PM

ZH Dupe error 2

BoPeople's picture
BoPeople (not verified) williambanzai7 Jul 7, 2015 3:29 PM

ZH Dupe error 3 ... a new record

kaiserhoff's picture

Now you know how the e-trade baby went broke.

ebear's picture

"ZH Dupe error 3 ... a new record"

For you maybe.  I've seen them go seven or eight deep.

One of these is not like the others..'s picture

Could this be an error in the .gov survellance windows security patches that most of us must have by now?

Maybe the number of repetitions corresponds to the number of departments that your every keystrokes are sent to...


LoneStarHog's picture

HSBC, why don't you apologize FOR YOUR MERE EXISTENCE!


It Is Time, Texas!...Operation Texas>

i_call_you_my_base's picture

This is how bankers relax after a long day of thievery.

Kaervek's picture

Yea, now you realize what kind of people work there.

They are so fucked up they think this is funny and manipulation is just part of the game.

quasimodo's picture

Apologize for any offense? To whom? The fuckers that beheaded folks? Fuck you HSBC.

i_call_you_my_base's picture

"The fuckers that beheaded folks?"

Yes, those are potential HSBC customers.

Citxmech's picture

How about the families of the deceased?

jwoop66's picture

Isis should apologize to them.


These depraved fucks...?  I don't know?   They'll create their own downfall(again) I'm sure.

Handful of Dust's picture

read the small print at the end of th efilm:


"No animals were hurt or harmed in the making of this film."


So, what's the problem?

venturen's picture

so what! some other evil bank will hire the vile filth....won't be funny...when these aren't mock for bankers!

Freddie's picture

Rita Katz will sue for copyright infringement.

I think Rita got an Academy Award for the ISIS drowning video.

A number of people on YouTube have posted that if you post info on these fake green screen ISIS videos - Google/YouTube will take down your pages on youTube.

Implied Violins's picture

And Jesus said: "Do unto others as you would have done unto you..."

Amen. And please pass the guillotine.

Dr. Engali's picture

Looks more like an orientation video for new bankers to me.



This is how we deal with people who don't pay.

Freddie's picture

It is a shame they did not faux behead Linda Green robosigner in a Rita Katz phony ISIS green screen production.

Rita Katz, Operation Mockingbird with Sen. Frank Church grilling See Eye Aye William Colby.  The family eventually dealt with Colby because he was not an effective liar.

NoDebt's picture

Having bankers pretend to be ISIS members, who are actually CIA, who are funded by selling drugs, who have their money laundered by bankers is deliciously ironic.

All I want to know is whether they cut the guy's head off or not.  I'll take one less banker any way I can get it.

Trucker Glock's picture

Heard a blurb on the radio today about the increase in heroine use over the last ten years.  "Experts" attributed the increase to people hooked on prescription meds switching to cheaper heroine.  They conveniently neglected to mention why heroine is cheaper now.

Racer's picture

Well banksters are psychopaths, so where's the surprise?

Lumberjack's picture

Maybe it was just a banker initiation without having to ride a goat.

Paveway IV's picture

I thought banker initiation was 'Riding the Muppet' - or is that just at GS?

Lumberjack's picture

They were just bragging like these guys...


...Both the Justice Department and Enron tried to prevent the release of these tapes. Enron's lawyers argued they merely prove "that people at Enron sometimes talked like Barnacle Bill the Sailor."

fast and furious's picture

Im trying to understand just WHO is supposed to be offended.  ISIS members?  Depositors?  Clients?  This is is a nonsense story.  Just trying to make "head" or "tail" out of it....

Citxmech's picture

Families of the deceased perhaps?  Just making a wild guess.