Philippine President: I’ll Massacre Druggies Like Hitler Did The Jews
The Philippines president said Friday he wanted to eliminate drug criminals the way Hitler did the Jews.
“Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are three million drug addicts…I’d be happy to slaughter them,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in Davao after returning from Vietnam, according to GMA News.
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Duterte is known for his bombastic rhetoric and outrageous behavior, some of the highlights of which include calling the President Barack Obama a “son of a whore,” issuing a “f**k you” to the United Nations, and flipping off the European Union. But, the president’s latest statements have broken new ground.
The Philippines president made his comments in response to growing criticisms abroad, particularly in the U.N., U.S., and E.U., of his brutal drug war.
Duterte’s drug war has killed over 3,000 people since it began a few months ago. The drug war has primarily focused on the eradication of dealers. Addicts, while many have been killed, were expected to be allowed to receive treatment at rehabilitation centers, yet Duterte’s words indicate that he wants to eliminate dealers and addicts alike.