The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was forced to apologize for a suicide bombing training exercise in May 2016 because the mock bomber yelled “allahu akbar” during the exercise.
The exercise, which featured 800 volunteers and was designed to test emergency services response, was met with a wave of criticism on Twitter.
Manchester peace activist Dr. Erinma Bell was among the most vocal critics. She argued “a terrorist can be anyone” and “we need to move away from stereotypes.”
The Community Safety Organization, which seeks to combat Islamophobia, tweeted “This sort of thing panders to stereotypes and further divides us. It will increase anti-Muslim hate crime.”
GMP assistant chief constable Garry Shewan explained that the training exercise was specifically designed to mimic an ISIS style attack but quickly apologized.
A case of political correctness waging war against reality. First God makes the PC crew stupid, then he mocks them. They are beyond parody, but how do we remove them from power in our societies?
hat-tip Stephen Neil