Similarities between Islam and the Mafia

(CITIZEN WARRIOR) — Raymond Ibrahim wrote a three-part series on the similarities between Islam and the mafia. The parallels are striking, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence. The birthplace of the mafia, Sicily, was the first Italian territory to be conquered by Islam (in the year 827), and it was ruled by Islam for 234 years.

The word “mafia” itself is derived from an Arabic word meaning “aggressive boasting.”

Perhaps some Sicilians saw firsthand the deadly effectiveness of the Islamic way of doing things, and adapted the methods to their own goals.

However it happened, the similarities are numerous. Below is a synopsis of Ibrahim’s list of parallels. At the end you will find links to the three articles in the series. They are very much worth reading. In fact, they ought to be studied and used in your conversations with people in the same way you use talking about Bushido or Scientology to bypass objections when talking about Islam. Here is Ibrahim’s list of similarities: