Police criticised for fake bomb attack in shopping centre

Police in England have been forced to apologies after staging a fake terrorist attack in a shopping centre and shouting
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Police in England have been forced to apologies after staging a fake terrorist attack in a shopping centre and shouting a religious phrase right before detonating the ‘bomb’.

Greater Manchester Police released video footage of the training exercise online but were soon forced to issue an apology after people called them out for yelling “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) before pulling the trigger on the bomb.

The exercise was held on Monday night in a major shopping centre where police and volunteers set out to create a realistic terrorist attack to see how police would handle themselves in such a high-pressure situation.

Soon after they released the footage though, people jumped online to vent their anger at the police force and accuse them of depicting all terrorists as Muslims.

The police department quickly released an apology statement saying the choice of words were inappropriate and that it was unacceptable to use a phrase “which so vocally linked the exercise with Islam”.

However this only incited more anger from people who said they copped out caving into the critics.

People said they shouldn’t have apologised and that it was political correctness gone mad.

The issue has divided many people with some saying the exercise was completely unfair towards people of the Muslim faith.

Others though said it was justified given the recent attacks by Islamic State around the world.

What are your thoughts?

Were police wrong to using the religious phrase? Or was it justified?

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