Manchester police apologise after running a terror drill featuring a Muslim terrorist

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Manchester's Police Commissioner says shouts of Allahu Akbar, during an anti-terror operation may undermine community relations. Police were today accused of bowing to political correctness, after issuing a groveling apology for allowing a mock suicide bomber, to scream Allahu Akbar during a terror training exercise. Greater Manchester Police were preparing officers for, a Daesh style extremist assault similar to those that killed hundreds in Paris and Brussels.

Footage of the terror exercise showed a masked 'suicide bomber', storming into the Trafford Centre and yelling 'God 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 issued a humbling apology, after being accused of Islamophobia for assuming terrorists would be Muslim. 

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said: 'The scenario for this exercise is based on a suicide attack, by an extremist Daesh style organisation, and the scenario writers have centered the circumstances, around previous similar attacks of this nature, mirroring details of past events to make the situation, as real life as possible for all those involved. However, on reflection we acknowledge that it was unacceptable to use this religious phrase, immediately before the mock suicide bombing, which so vocally linked this exercise with Islam. We recognize and apologies for the offence that this has caused.' 

The decision to apologies 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. Tweets from people keen to mock what is a perceived lack of backbone, following the initial response to the inclusion of the phrase in the training exercise's script.

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