Malacañang clarifies Duterte Hitler remarks: PH recognizes Jews` tragedy
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella issued an statement on Saturday, October 1 regarding the international commotion over President Rodrigo Duterte's statement where he drew parallel comparisons between the Adolf Hitlers's killing of millions of Jews during the Holocaust and the alleged execution of drug pushers and users in the Philippines.
“The Philippines recognizes the deep significance of the Jewish experience especially their tragic and painful history,” Abella said.
“We do not wish to diminish the profound loss of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust – that deep midnight of their story as a people,” he added.
According to Inquirer, Abella explained that Duterte was just deflecting comparisons between him and Hitler, a label which the President does not accept.
“Hitler murdered 3 million innocent civilians whereas Duterte was referencing to his “willingness to kill” 3 million criminal drug dealers—to save the future of the next generation and the country. Those are two entirely different things,” Abella said.
Various individuals and organizations including Jewish groups have condemned Duterte’s “disgusting rhetoric.”
“The comparison of drug users and dealers to Holocaust victims is inappropriate and deeply offensive. It is baffling why any leader would want to model himself after such a monster.” said by the the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish group based in the United States.
Malacañang clarifies Duterte Hitler remarks: PH recognizes Jews` tragedy Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on October 01, 2016 Rating: