Headlines were made across the country earlier this week after a police officer in Manchester screamed "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) before detonating a fake explosive during an anti-terror training exercise.
As the Independent reported, the Greater Manchester Police force later apologised amid accusations that it had risked fuelling anti-Muslim prejudice. But at the same time, several front pages claimed the apology was a sign of political correctness going too far.
The attack, claimed by terrorist group Isis, consisted of three explosions targeted at Shia areas of the Iraqi capital and at a police checkpoint.
While the attacks also made headlines, it's fair to say they went more unnoticed by the public as a whole than events in Manchester, as the share counts on these two screengrabs demonstrate:
The seeming lack of interest from those in western Europe on events in the Middle East, which has been a source of strong criticism in the past few years, was encapsulated by this tweet which initially shocks and then shames the reader: