Mafia Says ISIS Will Have to Go Through Them First
"So say goodnight to the bad guy!" (Tony Montana)
The Sicilian mafia has issued a warning to ISIS. If they're planning any attacks on U.S. soil, then they'll have to go through them first.
Giovanni Gambino says, "The world is dangerous today, but people living in New York neighborhoods with Sicilian connections should feel safe. We make sure our friends and families are protected from extremists and terrorists, especially the brutal, psychopathic organization that calls itself the Islamic State.”
Gambino is the son of one New York's most notorious mob bosses, and he also indicated the Mafia is in a much better position to protect American citizens than even the F.B.I.
“They often act too late, or fail to see a complete picture of what's happening due to a lack of ‘human intelligence,'" he said.
He went on to tell NBC the Islamic State fears the mob and notes there have been no attacks in Sicily for that very reason.
"The mafia has a bad reputation, but much of that's undeserved," he said. "As with everything in life, there are good, bad and ugly parts – the rise of global terrorism gives the mafia a chance to show its good side."
According to Reuters, Gambinio indicated the mafia's ability to track individuals' movements and its frequent interaction with locals gives it the upper hand. Additionally, the mob, as has been proven time and again, will do whatever it takes to protect its interests.
Giovanni Gambino was born in the province of Palermo in Sicily. He grew up in Torretta, located in a mountainous area overlooking Palermo. He is the youngest in a family that included four sisters and a brother. His family moved to the neighborhood known as Bensonhurst in southwest Brooklyn in 1988.
The complete interview with Gambino is here: