- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday apologized to the Jewish community because of his comparison between Hitler and his war on drugs. He referred in a speech Friday to the millions of Jews who had murdered Hitler and then allowed to record that there are three million drug users in the Philippines he'd ' should kill '.
' I want to be clear, here and now, that was never the intention on my part to detract from the memory of the six million murdered Jews, 'Duterte said on television. He then offered his sincere and deep ' '' apologize.
Duterte was elected in May as president after he promised to rid the Philippines of the drug problem. He started on June 30, as president and have since 3100 alleged drug criminals killed.