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Philippines prez wants to kill drug addicts

In a bizarre statement, he expressed his wish to kill millions of drug addicts, just as the Nazi leader killed Jews

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Publish Date: Oct 1 2016 1:47PM | Updated Date: Oct 1 2016 1:47PM

Philippines prez wants to kill drug addicts

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wants to be like Adolf Hitler.

 
In a bizarre statement, he expressed his wish to kill millions of drug addicts, just as the Nazi leader killed Jews during Holocaust.
 
"Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there is 3 million, what is it, 3 million drug addicts (in the Philippines), there are," a news channel Duterte was quoted as saying in a speech Davao city.
 
"I'd be happy to slaughter them. At least if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have (me). You know my victims, I would like (them) to be all criminals, to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition."
 
World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder who is attending funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, condemned the comments.
 
"These statements are revolting, and President Duterte must apologise," Lauder said. 
 
"Drug abuse is a serious issue. But what President Duterte has said is not only inhumane, but it demonstrates disrespect for human life," Lauder added.