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Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

  • FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures with a fist bump during his visit to the Philippine Army's Camp Mateo Capinpin at Tanay township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines. Duterte raised his bloody anti-crime war rhetoric to a new level Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, comparing it to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews and saying how he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his home in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and compared notes on battling the problem. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures with a fist bump during his visit to the Philippine Army's Camp Mateo Capinpin at Tanay township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines. Duterte raised his bloody anti-crime war rhetoric to a new level Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, comparing it to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews and saying how he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his home in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and compared notes on battling the problem. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • A school girl runs in front of students from St. Paul's University, a Roman Catholic school, as they come out from their campus to protest the killings being perpetrated in the unrelenting "War on Drugs" campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his hometown in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and compared notes on battling the problem. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    A school girl runs in front of students from St. Paul's University, a Roman Catholic school, as they come out from their campus to protest the killings being perpetrated in the unrelenting "War on Drugs" campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his hometown in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and compared notes on battling the problem. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Workers carry the body of a suspected drug pusher after he was killed with two others ii a sting operation in the continuing anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte early Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Caloocan city, north of Manila, Philippines. Duterte raised his bloody anti-crime war rhetoric to a new level Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, comparing it to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews and saying how he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Workers carry the body of a suspected drug pusher after he was killed with two others ii a sting operation in the continuing anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte early Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Caloocan city, north of Manila, Philippines. Duterte raised his bloody anti-crime war rhetoric to a new level Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, comparing it to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews and saying how he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

The Philippine president has compared his bloody anti-drug campaign, which has left more than 3,000 people dead, to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews, saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

President Rodrigo Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on arrival in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders among other concerns.

Duterte says: "Hitler massacred three million Jews ... there's three million drug addicts. There are. I'd be happy to slaughter them." Historians say that 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis under Hitler before and during World War II.