Philippine President Says He’d Be Happy to ‘Slaughter’ 3 Million Drug Addicts, Compared Himself to Hitler

The president of the Philippines just gave a truly disturbing speech, where he not only compared himself to Hitler, but also expressed the desire to murder people suffering from drug addiction.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the media:

There are three million drug addicts [in the Philippines]. I’d be happy to slaughter them … If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have [points to himself].

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Since his election this summer, Duterte has faced harsh international criticism for advocating violence against individuals suspected of being drug dealers or using drugs—without any sort of trial or due process. Since July, it’s been estimated that at least 3,100 people have been killed as part of his crack down.

Earlier this summer, he called President Obama the “son of a whore” when the U.S. president said that he planned on bringing up the extrajudicial violence in a planned meeting—which was later canceled. Duterte has used the same insult against Pope Francis.

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