A mobster’s son has warned ISIS not to mess with New York City because it’s under Mafia protection.
Giovanni Gambino, son of infamous gangster John Gambino, said in a TV interview that the Mafia in a better position to protect the Big Apple from the Islamic State than the feds, which are limited in their reach.
Gambino claims the FBI and Homeland Security often act too late, or fail to see a complete picture of what’s happening due to a lack of “human intelligence”. Which he says is the knowledge of individual movements and actions that even the best technology can’t capture.
The mobster’s son believe the Mafia and its allies, are connected to neighbourhoods in a meaningful way and know what’s happening on the streets. He added: “Wherever the Sicilian influence is strong in New York, ISIS interlopers simply won’t be able to set up shop”
He’s reassured Sicilian communities that they should feel safe saying:
The world is dangerous today, but people living in New York neighbourhoods 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 also added:
The Mafia has a bad reputation, but much of that’s undeserved. 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.
He also criticised actors playing the “big boss” but not having the balls to stand up to ISIS and believes that Hollywood stars like Al Pacino and Robert De Niro need to do more when it comes to publicly taking a stand against the terror group.
Gambino’s comments came after police in southern Italy admitted that the Mafia has become a key ally in combatting Islamist plots. One officer revealed that ISIS are too scared to enter areas including Sicily, Calabria, Puglia and the city on Naples for fear of being taken out by mob bosses.
The Mafia has apparently enjoyed a revival in America in the last few years as funding’s diverted away from fighting organised crime and into combating increasing terror threats.