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NYC Islamic State Plot: Italian Mafia Warns ISIS To Stay Away From New York as They Start Patrolling the Streets



Correction, Nov. 23, 2015, 5:51 p.m. EDT — The New York Post reported in recent days that the son of infamous mobster John Gambino, Giovanni Gambino, had told NBC News that the Islamic State was an opportunity to show the world that the Italian mafia could do a better job of protecting New York than the New York City Police Department. Those reports appear to be based on a 2012 interview, not a recent interview. Gambino actually told NBC News that the New York mob was prepared to protect the city against terrorism.

Original Story:

The Italian Mafia in New York has issued a warning to the Islamic State group: If you come to the five boroughs, you’re going to find yourself in a fight with the mob. A man claiming to represent the Italian crime organization said it will do its part to protect New Yorkers from terrorist attacks and that it is better-positioned to provide security than federal agencies like the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

“They often act too late or fail to see a complete picture of what’s happening due to a lack of ‘human intelligence,’” Giovanni Gambino, the son of a New York mob boss, told NBC News. “The Mafia has a bad reputation, but much of that’s undeserved. As with


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