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    Duterte Compares Himself to Hitler in Anti-Drug Campaign

    Godwin’s Law kicked in quickly here. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose tough talk has already soured relations with the U.S., said that just as “Hitler massacred three million Jews,” he’d be “happy to slaughter” three million drug addicts. The Nazi regime actually massacred six million Jews during the Holocaust, as well as other marginalized groups. At least 3,000 vigilante or police killings are thought to have taken place in the Philippines since Duterte took office in June, and now Jewish groups are calling him out on his “baffling” comments.

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