So, what is a Muslim terrorist supposed to shout – “I’m going to blow myself up for a generic reasons that have nothing to do with Islam?”
UK Daily Mail (h/t Susan K) Police were today accused of ‘bowing to political correctness’ after issuing a grovelling apology for allowing a mock suicide bomber to scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ during a terror training exercise. Greater Manchester Police were preparing officers for an ‘ISIS style’ extremist assault similar to those that killed hundreds in Paris and Brussels.
Footage of the terror exercise showed a masked Muslim ‘suicide bomber’ storming into the Trafford Centre and yelling ‘Allah is great’ in Arabic before fireworks exploded representing his suicide belt being detonated, while 800 bloody volunteers acted out being killed or injured as armed officers swept the mall for other jihadis.
But within hours the force was on their knees begging forgiveness after being accused of ‘Islamophobia’ for assuming terrorists would be Muslim. (Are there any other kind?)
The decision to apologize has backfired, with Twitter outraged by the constabulary’s political correctness, saying they were right to make the exercise as similar to previous ISIS planned attacks such as Belgium and Paris as possible.
Police invited the media to watch the training exercise which started in the early hours of this morning.
Later they released footage of an actor playing the part of a suicide bomber and blowing himself up after shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ four times. The force has refused to reveal if the man was a serving officer.
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan of Greater Manchester Police acknowledged that “it was unacceptable to use this religious phrase immediately before the mock suicide bombing” because it “vocally linked” the exercise with Islam. “We recognise and apologise for the offense that this has caused,” he said.
However, many felt they had over-reacted and ‘folded under pressure from the PC brigade’.