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ELEVEN male students at Warwick University have been suspended pending a disciplinary investigation after screenshots of a group chat showed that they joked about rape and used racist and anti-semitic slurs.
Three formal complaints were made to the university, with dozens of screenshots of the alleged remarks provided as evidence.
The screenshots from Facebook showed one chat member wrote: “Rape her friends too,” with another replying: “Sometimes it’s fun to just go wild and rape 100 girls.”
The conversation continued with: “Rape the whole flat to teach them all (a) lesson.”
Another message read: “What do we do with girls? RAAAAAAAAAPE.”
At one point, a user wrote: “Rape her in the street while everybody watches,” with another responding it “wouldn’t even be unfair.”
One chat participant then said: “Even the pakis?"
Further remarks included: “love Hitler, hate niggas and jews and Corbyn.”
Discussing racism, one user said: “Yeah racism is frowned upon at Warwick? Fucking bull.”
Others replied “EDL!” and “racism is class.”
The University of Warwick – a member of the elite Russell Group of universities – is ranked 11th in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
A University of Warwick student union spokeswoman said: “The SU condemns the content of these messages, together with all forms of sexism, racism, anti-semitism, ableism and threats of violence, in the strongest possible terms.
“The SU has been supporting the victims and will continue to do so.
“We are also proactively co-operating with the university’s ongoing investigation and hope to see a conclusion as swiftly as possible.”
A University of Warwick spokesman said: “A possible student disciplinary incident is currently being actively investigated.
“We cannot comment further on this matter until those investigations and any subsequent disciplinary processes are concluded.”
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