The police and emergency services have been out in Manchester practicing their reaction to a terrorist attack. After the attacks in Paris and Brussels there certainly does need to be such preparations.
However there have been ramifications from the politically correct brigade.
The BBC reports:
Police who staged a mock attack featuring a bomber shouting "Allahu Akbar" have been forced to apologise for racial stereotyping.
The exercise - criticised for using a fake "Muslim terrorist" - was to test the response of emergency services.
Eight hundred volunteers took part in the overnight drill to make it as realistic as possible.
Greater Manchester Police said the event at the Trafford Centre was not linked to any specific terror threat.
Manchester peace activist Dr Erinma Bell criticised the use of a "Muslim terrorist".
She said "a terrorist can be anyone" and "we need to move away from stereotypes".
Besides the fact Islam is a theology (and a very backward one at that) rather than a "race" the certainty is that the expected terrorist attacks are almost certain to be from "Muslim extremists", ISIS in particular.
Perhaps the "peace activist" missed the news about Paris and Brussels.
OK there is a tiny chance it might be "someone else", perhaps a recidivist from the "Real IRA" or whatever these types call themselves, but like most reasonable people are expecting an attack from err..
lets face it. Muslim terrorists.
The likelihood of an Irishman shouting "Mary Mother of God" before blowing himself up is too remote to even consider.
Of course this comes as an attack takes place in Germany with someone shouting..you guessed it "Allahu Akbar".
The German police indicate the man involved "may" be mentally ill.
Of course he is.....