10 Ways the Mafia and Islam Are Similar

Earlier this year on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

Maher was likely referring to Islam’s “blasphemy” laws, which ban on pain of death any “insult” — as found in a statement, a picture, a book — to Islam and especially to its prophet Muhammad.

  • John

    The Mafia’s origins are to be found in Sicily. What distinguishes Sicilians from other Italians is the fact they spent centuries under Arabo/Muslim occupation and have SOME Arab ancestry.

    Sicilian clans, their violence, their protection rackets, and their heightened misogyny are all trappings of Arab culture.

    All that said, I’d still LOVE to live in Sicily!

    • winniec

      The Mafia was principally created to protect the Italians from MUSLIM PIRATES INVADING ITALY, RAPING AND ENSLAVING THE WOMEN AND PLUNDERING EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE CHURCHES. The Sicilians invited the VIKINGS to invade Sicily in order to KICK OUT THE MUSLIM BARBARIANS! It took some real bad boys like the Vikings to make the Muslim savages leave.

  • winniec

    Similarities: extortion, death threats, misogyny, hypocrisy, smugness, theft, rape, enslavement, touchiness, conspiracy.

  • Edubeat

    Let me make you an offer you can’t refuse

  • Freedom

    “Ceterum censeo Mafia esse delendam”