The Philippines are a majority Catholic country, but the southernmost island of Mindanao has a large Muslim population, and for decades have been executing vicious terrorist attacks against the Filipino people. After years of violence, recent Philippine president elect Rodrigo Duterte has put his foot down. Calling human rights “bullsh*t” and saying that terrorist think the same, he is saying that he is going to strip Muslim terrorists of their human rights and slaughter them all if they try to attack the Philippines:
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Monday that Islamic State militants driven out of Syria and Iraq could set up in his country, and if that happened he would forego human rights obligations to keep his people safe.
Duterte said the southern Philippine province of Mindanao was already a hotbed of rebellion and banditry and he was worried about “looming terrorism” and an influx of extremists who could exploit the insecurity.
“Once the terrorists of the Middle East are deprived of the land area, the real estate area where they can sleep … they will wander to other places and they will come here and we have to prepare for that,” he said during a speech at a law enforcement agency.
“Remember, these guys, they do not have an iota of what is human rights, believe me. I will not just simply allow my people to be slaughtered for the sake of human rights, that’s bullshit.”