Thursday, April 30, 2015

Homosexual (gay means festive) population is 1/10th the Perceived 30% of PROGRAMMED "thinkers"

Americans perceive that there is a large U.S. gay population -- one far larger than is likely reality.  

from the link...

Okay, well, no, you just tell me: What do you think the gay population of the country is?  (interruption)  Okay... (interruption) Okay, 5%.  What do you think, Snerdley? (interruption) Three percent.  What do you think? (interruption) Three?  (interruption) What do you think?  Five percent of the population. Okay.  I think it was The Forehead on CNN recently said that one-out-of-10 Americans are gay. 
This is how PerVs ROLL...they lack self esteem...TILL they lie to themselves
Well, the Washington Post says that less than 3% of the US population "identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual," and these are numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Why would...? Now, wait a minute.  Of all government agencies, why would the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention be figuring out the sexual orientation of the American population?

Well, just asking. I mean, why wouldn't the Census be reporting these numbers? Why does the Center for Disease Control and Prevention even know this? Well, I can see where they would know given they're part of government.  Why are they the source for this?  "The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government's premier tool for annually assessing Americans' health and behaviors..."

(Gasp!)  What?  Health and behaviors?
  Okay.  "The National Health Interview Survey ... 
found that 1.6% of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7%, seven-tenths of a percent consider themselves bisexual."  So that adds up to 2.3%.  

"The overwhelming majority of adults, 97.6% label themselves as straight in the survey most recently taken in 2013."

"An additional 1.1% declined to answer."  They said they didn't know or they said they were something else. They were not gay, they were not lesbian, they were not bi, and they were not straight. They were something else.  Now, given pop culture, are you shocked that less than 3% of the population is gay?  I'm just asking.

RUSH:  Okay, you're a casual observer of media and let's say that you spend a lot of time watching prime-time television.  You can't miss a television show where one or more of the stars, major characters, are gay.  Story lines revolve around the gay lifestyle, homosexuality, any number, both socially and politically.  You can't miss it.  It is everywhere in the pop culture.

Now, how does this happen?  If less than 3% of the population is gay, how does 2.3% of the population end up dominating both the pop culture and political worlds?  How does this happen?  I would venture to say that people who do not know, solely by virtue of their immersion in pop culture, would be shocked to learn the gay population is less than 3%.  Most of them would think it'd be much higher, what with all the talk about gay marriage, what with all the gay entertainment story lines presented, by the way, in a positive way, not snarky or anything of the sort.

So I imagine a lot of people hearing this are surprised.  "What? Less than 3%, how can that be?"  So put another way, 97% of the population is not.  So how does it happen?  To me, folks, this is a fascinating question and answer that explains how major culture shift occurs.  How in the world can 2% of the American population end up dominating, in many ways, an entire political party and entertainment pop culture?  Because there is an answer to this.
They couldn't do it alone.  They're not large enough.  There aren't enough.  They do not, in strength and numbers alone, have any power whatsoever.  So from where do they get their power?  How do they derive it and how is it used and how is it implemented?  And then how is that power used to persuade?  And, by the way, not just persuade, but to effect real change?

Let's do it another way.  What percentage of the population of this country self-identifies as conservative?  The last I saw it was 35, 37%, something, might be 33.  Don't know.  The exact number is not important.  It's over 30, and it's under 40, so it's somewhere in there.  The self-identified portion of the population that's liberal is 20%.  The self-admitted gay population is 2%.  So how is it that a combined 22% of the population has succeeded in relegating 37% of the population as the real minority, and not just a minority, but an extreme, wacko, insane, lunatic, you name it, minority?

How has it been possible?  How has a genuine, I mean, a microscopic minority been able to flip things on a majority in practically everything?  There's one common element that links all this, and it's the media.  It is the media that expands, solidifies, creates impressions of large and big and powerful, by virtue of -- I mean, it's as simple as saying that if half of the prime-time network television programs feature gay characters and gay story lines in a positive nature, what are average, ordinary, unaware viewers, what are they going to conclude?

So it takes this really small minority. Even if you combine the self-identified liberals with the self-identified homosexuals, you're at 22% versus 37, 35, whatever it is, percent.  It's 37.  Thirty-seven percent self-identify as conservative.  How has all this happened?  And right there, the answer, and you know it as well as I do, it's the media.  The media has decided who they're going to align with and promote and, in so doing, they have established basically a falsehood.

They have created an impression that is not accurate that everybody believes, or a lot of people believe.  So much so that the self-identified majority in this country now believes that it barely exists.  The 37% of the population that identifies as conservative thinks that it is barely hanging on by a thread, in terms of numbers.  That 37% thinks it is outnumbered by liberals and that 20% liberals includes African-Americans and probably includes the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender population. So it may not be 22, it may just be 20% total.  But if you break that down even further then you've got the African-American population is, what, 13% and declining, by the way.

So how does this happen?  Can the media alone do it?  Just your average, ordinary, everyday reporters and writers and television hosts, are they enough? Even if they're all aligned and unified, is that enough to pull this off, or do they need backup, do they need an imprimatur?  Who is it that allows them?

They're all employees.  Who is it that allows them?  The reporters, the television hosts, you name it, the writers of these shows, the producers of these shows, the directors of these shows, who is it that permits them to do all this?

I mean, if you have knowledge that 2% of the country is gay, why would anybody do prime-time television programming oriented?  That's certainly not mass appeal, so why would you do it?  A-ha.  You're not doing it for mass appeal.  There's a political agenda behind it.  This is my point.  There's a political agenda to everything that the left does.  And part of the political agenda is creating mirages, creating falsehoods, making what isn't true look real.  And they're able to do it with a combination of consistency and pictures.

It's a fascinating thing.  We really are being governed by, we are engaged in a roiling of our culture that is resulting in massive, seemingly overnight changes that are in no way associated with the majority of the country, and yet they continue to happen and made to look as though the real majority barely even exists.
RUSH: Here's Greg in San Diego as we head to the phones.  First call today.  Great to have you, sir.  Hello.
CALLER:  Thanks, Rush.  It's very exciting.

  I think I have an answer for or at least an opinion on your question about how does the minority relegate a majority.  It has to do with distribution of method.  In business we always look at our market share.  If we were to look at our market share of distribution of our message, Big Government versus conservatism, the Big Government people have about a 95% market share now through the alphabet news stations, ABC, CBS, NBC, academia, newspapers, Hollywood. Where we only have about 5% market share of our distribution of message, mainly through your show, Sean Hannity's show, several others, and a little bit of Fox News.  That's it.
RUSH:  Wait.  You left somebody out of there.  You didn't mention the Republican Party in there, Greg.
CALLER: Imagine that. (chuckles)
RUSH: (laughs)  You can't even include the Republican Party in the less government-market share message.
CALLER: Mmm-hmm.
RUSH: That's profound.
CALLER:  It's interesting that the same group of people got cut off from funding several years ago because of that. So I guess we're on our own, the conservatives versus Big Government types. Their market share might get bigger because the distribution now will include the Republicans. So the fight is even bigger. Now, if we sit back and look at how do we increase our market share or distributional methods --
RUSH:  Well, here. There's an answer, because now the answer to that involves -- I guess -- the shrinkage of the sample.  We can say, for example, that the homosexual population is less than 3% of the country, but what percentage of the entertainment industry is the gay population?

CALLER:  Hey, Rush, can I sidebar for a second?  There's a truck in front of me that has a Reagan-Bush bumper sticker on it.  I'm on the freeway.
RUSH:  Is there a gun rack that you can see in the rear window?
CALLER:  No.  It's just a Chevrolet.
RUSH:  It's a Chevrolet?  And still on the road?  With a Reagan-Bush sticker?
CALLER:  Surprised it's not pulled over with its foot out waiting for a tow truck.  Just kidding.  Anyway, let's go back to distribution of message.
RUSH:  That's what I'm talking about.  If you reduce the sample size, instead of saying what is the gay population of the country and reduce it to what is the gay population of the entertainment industry, you got a big difference there, I would guess.  I have no idea what the number is, but I know it's larger than 3% -- and it's gotta be way, way higher than that.
But even with that, even with that, it still takes a legitimizing factor.  It also requires a portrayal of the gay lifestyle in a certain way in order to create the message that you want.  You can't just have gay characters.  You've gotta portray them in a certain way.  All of this requires a common element. It requires the media, be it ownership, be it the news... You can say that the TV itself is media, which it is.
The market share example is a good way to look at it, but then when you get into market share, market share doesn't explain everything.  In business, the most sought-after thing is the profit.  You can have all the market share in the world; if you're not profitable, it won't matter.  I give you two examples, Samsung versus Apple, without getting into great detail about that.

Regardless, no matter how we do this, it's all going to end up back at the media.  It's gonna end up back at the media and who runs that, to explain all of this massive cultural shift, all of the political shift, the cultural change. It's all gonna lead back to that, and I tell you if you want to take it there, it's all gonna lead back to the ruling class versus country class.

Always.  The ruling class is a small bunch of people compared to the rest of the country.  They're tiny.  Call 'em the elites, whatever you want. The 1%, the truly rich, they are tiny.  But the power!  What gives them the power?  How do they use it and so forth?  It's all being done here to illustrate the size of the challenge that exists here.
You can either come up with a strategy to wrest control of the media from those who currently have it, or you can devise a strategy that would seek to discredit the message of the media.  Regardless of however you go, whichever strategy you decide to employ, it's a massive undertaking.

RUSH:  Gay bashing?  There wasn't any of that. (interruption)  Oh, I can see your point, but I wouldn't worry about it.  Snerdley's all concerned that my brilliant segment on perceptions in the first hour is going to lead to stories of me gay bashing.  There wasn't any gay bashing.  Everything in it was factual.
Greetings, and welcome back, El Rushbo, serving humanity, executing assigned host duties flawlessly, zero mistakes.  Our telephone number is 800-282-2882, e-mail address
I did forget one salient piece of data.  The Centers for Disease Control reports -- of all the government agencies it's kind of odd that they would be reporting this instead of the Census, but nevertheless, the CDC says that 2.3% of the American population self-identifies as gay.  Now, that, by the way, self-identifies, it's not that it's been discovered. This is what people admit. So it could be a little higher, could be a little lower, it's all dependent on how honest people are with the researcher.  But we'll use the 2.3% number since that's what's published.  The thing I left out is the percentage of the population that's gay that the American public believe is true.  What do you think that is?
Now, this all started with me asking the trusted and loyal staff here for their wild guesses on what they thought the percentage of the population in America that's gay is, and they said three to five percent.  The Forehead, Paul Begala on CNN said recently that one in 10.  I think it was The Forehead, said that one in 10 Americans are gay.  The number's 2.3%.  But then when I left out was what does the average American believe the gay population percentage is, and why?

Most Americans, a majority of Americans think that the gay population is 13 times higher than 2.3%.  And that is a testament and the evidence of the assertion that I made that you cannot -- I mean, you have the self-admitted majority in this country is conservatives, 37%.  The people who self-admit or self-identify as liberal is 20%.  And then of that 20%, 2.3% for the most part identify as gay.  Now, most gays are leftist, but there may be some who aren't. So it's not necessarily true that all 2.3% are contained in the 20% that identify as liberals, but it's close.

Let's see the actual number here.  It's 13 times.  The average American believes that the gay population is 13 times higher than the 2.3% that it really is.  And that's the media. But the media can't do it alone.  They have to have people that allow them to.  They're all employees.  We had a caller talk about market share.  "Wait a minute, Rush, the percentage of the population is one thing, but what about market share?"  And he said the market share for the proposition that Big Government's the answer to everything is 95%.  They own it, they're everywhere, and that may be five or 10 percent wrong either way, but the market share argument is also interesting, at least to facilitate an understanding of the challenge ahead.
I think something crucial in all this is literally understanding why something is, you know, what is the nature of the problem, what's the reason for it.  So essentially young Americans, defined as Americans under 35, believe 30% of the population's gay.  How does that happen?  The real percentage is 2.3, but persons under 35 think it's 30%.  Now, you and I know the answer to this.

It's not just that there are TV shows that star gay actors and actresses.  They're now portraying gay characters with gay storylines, and they're positive.  They are excellent parents. They have warm and fun-loving families and all this.  They're now becoming preachers and ministers. So you see how a purposeful effort can succeed.  You can take a genuine minority and convince people that it is much larger than it is.  But it really is in the pop culture that you find the primary agents of influence, I think.

So, again, it's just a way of illustrating how this happens, and I firmly believe that you couldn't -- again, I don't mean to be repetitive here -- but you couldn't have any of this happen were it not for the fact that the bosses want this to happen. The people that run the entertainment networks, companies, organizations, TV studios, movie studios, publishing houses, they want it to happen.  They may, in fact, actually be gay themselves.  That's where the market share argument comes into play. You can say, "Okay, the population of the country, 2.3%, but what is the population percentage of Hollywood that's gay?"  It's gonna be a much larger number.

A fascinating thing to me is that the functioning, real live, living and breathing majority has successfully been relegated to a status that most people think is dying out, barely holding on, made up of some of the weirdest, kookiest, stupidest freaks. That's the majority in this country and how it is thought of.  The majority, in terms of self-identifying.

IF Black LIVES Really Matters, Al Sharpton would have you NOT resist ARREST

Age 17, 1967 I wondered...Will the African-American trick bag include Getting Even when given power.
At age 20, 1970 in prison watching African-American's accepting Islam as their new identity I wondered again....
At age 28, 1978 in Federal Prison watching "white america" buy into the false premise of white guilt...I wondered AGAIN 
At age 35, 1985 having been witnessing the 50% of all fed, state, and city employees being African-American I wondered again is the "law of diminishing returns the game of  The Enemy within?"
PsyOps of EPIC proportion. Propelled by the pop-CULT, kept alive by Marxist Media

But that's a Big if...and NO butts (particularly mine) about it.

Thug, Thug, Thug, Thug, Thug.....Words don't KILL, actions DO!'re a THUG!

You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't Runaway from the Police called Jim.....!

you certainly shouldn't RUN.....unInTended
Pre-Traumatic STRESS Environmentalists...good for goose, good for gander 

Pre-Traumatic Stress Syndrome & Police Shootings - Say Environmentalists

Shooting in South Carolina....Pre-traumatic stress syndrome

From depression to substance abuse to suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder, growing bodies of research in the relatively new field of psychology of global warming suggest that climate change will take a pretty heavy toll on the human psyche as storms become more destructive and droughts more prolonged. For your everyday environmentalist, the emotional stress suffered by a rapidly changing Earth can result in some pretty substantial anxieties . . . 
Global warming change to Urban Crime
Climate change  change to FEAR
Storm................change to Disrespect for the Law
remove droughts prolonged
Everyday environmentalist change to Police Officer
Earth, Change to Culture.

Now when you read this with the exchange of words reads perfectly IN DEFENSE of Police Officer Shootings and Pre-Traumatic Stress...if it is good for MUST be relevant for the Police.....otherwise...major hypocrisy
Lise Van Susteren, a forensic psychiatrist based in Washington, D.C. — and co-author of the National Wildlife Federation’s report — calls this emotional reaction “pre-traumatic stress disorder,” a term she coined to describe the mental anguish that results from preparing for the worst, before it actually happens.
Read more at:
Ultimate THUGS

If the "collectivist left" can bring out the notion of this new found has to include all STRESS, correct?

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Police Officer Craig Chandler
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Friday, January 9, 2015
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Ball Police Department, Louisiana Assistant Chief Carl Borderlon
Ball Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Corrections Officer V Christopher Davis
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Corrections Officer V Eligio Garcia
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
New York City Police Department, New York Deputy Chief Steven Bonano
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Olathe Police Department, Kansas Motor Officer Michael Kern
Olathe Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey Detective John Scott Stevens
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Mississippi Gaming Commission, Mississippi Director of Investigations John Ballard Gorman
Mississippi Gaming Commission, MS
EOW: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Loxley Police Department, Alabama Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum
Loxley Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, January 26, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Town Creek Police Department, Alabama Patrolman Roger O'Dell
Town Creek Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Deputy Sheriff Rodney Condall
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Jacksboro Police Department, Tennessee Detective Michael Starrett
Jacksboro Police Department, TN
EOW: Friday, January 30, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Trooper Nicholas Dees
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, OK
EOW: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Guam Police Department, Guam Police Officer III Siegfred D. R. "Dove" Mortera
Guam Police Department, GU
EOW: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Captain Neville Stanley Kealii Colburn
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Monday, February 23, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government Special Agent William Sheldon
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, US
EOW: Monday, March 2, 2015
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Fulton County Police Department, Georgia Detective Terence Avery Green
Fulton County Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Robert Wilson, III
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Bullitt County Detention Center, Kentucky Lieutenant C. Scott Travis
Bullitt County Detention Center, KY
EOW: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland Police Officer Brennan Rabain
Prince George's County Police Department, MD
EOW: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson
Warren County Sheriff's Office, MS
EOW: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky Police Officer Burke Rhoads
Nicholasville Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Stone Park Police Department, Illinois Patrolman George S. Nissen
Stone Park Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Cause of Death: Assault
New York State Police, New York Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, Jr.
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Friday, March 13, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Clayton County Police Department, Georgia Police Officer Darryl Wallace
Clayton County Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Pell City Police Department, Alabama Lieutenant Richard Woods
Pell City Police Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack
El Paso Police Department, Texas Patrolman Adrian "Curtis" Arellano
El Paso Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police Police Officer Alex Yazzie
Navajo Division of Public Safety, TR
EOW: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
San Jose Police Department, California Police Officer Michael Johnson
San Jose Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Trooper Trevor Casper
Wisconsin State Patrol, WI
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Police Officer David Lee Colley
Montgomery Police Department, AL
EOW: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Ocala Police Department, Florida Police Officer Jared Forsyth
Ocala Police Department, FL
EOW: Monday, April 6, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Police Officer Juandre Gilliam
Jeanerette Police Department, LA
EOW: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California K9 Sultan
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Wise County Sheriff's Office, Texas K9 Pepper
Wise County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina K9 Mako
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Cause of Death: Animal related

K9 Fritzie
Bath Police Department, WV
EOW: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Cause of Death: Drowned
Tacoma Police Department, Washington K9 Barney
Tacoma Police Department, WA
EOW: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Cause of Death: Poisoned
Audubon County Sheriff's Office, Iowa K9 Harry
Audubon County Sheriff's Office, IA
EOW: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

600 two hour programs over three years 

Tony's AWESOME memes
4/29/15 A CAVE of Epic proportion

Islam & Mafia....Similar

Finally, we will consider what accounts for these many similarities between Islam and the mafia, including from an historical perspective.
1.  Allah and Muhammad/Godfather and Underboss
The padrino of larger mafia organizations and families—literally, the “godfather” or “boss of bosses”—has absolute control over his subordinates and is often greatly feared by them for his ruthlessness.  He has an “underboss,” a right-hand man who issues his orders and enforces his will.  The godfather himself is often inaccessible; mafia members need to go through the underboss or other high ranking associates.
Compare this with the relationship between Allah and his “messenger” Muhammad (in Arabic, Muhammad is most commonly referred to as al-rasul, “the messenger”). Unlike the Judeo-Christian God—a personal God, a Father, that according to Christ is to be communed with directly (Matt 6:9)—Islam’s god, Allah, is unreachable, unknowable, untouchable.  Like the godfather, he is inaccessible.   His orders are revealed by his messenger, Muhammad.
If the Judeo-Christian God calls on the faithful to “come now, let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18), Allah says “Do not ask questions about things that, if made known to you, would only pain you” (Koran 5:101).  Just follow orders.
2.  A “Piece of the Action”
The godfather and his underboss always get a “piece of the action”—a “cut”—of all spoils acquired by their subordinates.
So do Allah and his messenger, Muhammad.  Koran 8:41 informs Muslims that “one-fifth of all war-booty you acquire goes to Allah and the messenger” (followed by Muhammad’s family and finally the needy).
3.  Assassinations
The godfather, through his underboss, regularly sends mafia men to make “hits”—to assassinate—those deemed enemies of the family.
So did Allah and his messenger.  One example:  A non-Muslim poet, Ka‘b ibn Ashraf, insulted Muhammad, prompting the latter to exclaim, “Who will kill this man who has hurt Allah and his messenger?” A young Muslim named Ibn Maslama volunteered on condition that to get close enough to assassinate Ka‘b he be allowed to lie to the poet.
Allah’s messenger agreed. Ibn Maslama traveled to Ka‘b and began to denigrate Islam and Muhammad until his disaffection became so convincing that the poet took him into his confidence. Soon thereafter, Ibn Maslama appeared with another Muslim and, while Ka‘b’s guard was down, slaughtered the poet, bringing his head to Muhammad to the usual triumphant cries of “Allahu Akbar!”
4.  Circumstance is Everything
While the mafia adheres to a general code of conduct, the godfather issues more fluid orders according to circumstances.
This is reminiscent of the entire “revelation” of the Koran, where later verses/commands contradict earlier verses/commands, depending on circumstances (known in Islamic jurisprudence as al-nāsikh wal-mansūkh, or the doctrine of abrogation).
Thus, whereas Allah supposedly told the prophet that “there is no compulsion in religion” (Koran 2:256), once the messenger grew strong enough, Allah issued new revelations calling for all-out war/jihad till Islam became supreme (Koran 8:39, 9:5, 9:29, etc.).
While other religions and scriptures may have contradictions, only Islam rationalizes them through abrogation—that is, by giving prominence to later verses which are seen as the “latest” decision of the deity.
5.  Clan Loyalty
Loyalty is fundamental in the mafia.  Following elaborate rituals of blood oaths, mafia members are expected to maintain absolute loyalty to the family, on pain of death.
Similarly, mafia members are expected always to be available for the family—“even if your wife is about to give birth,” as one of the mafia’s “ten commandments” puts it—and to defend the godfather and his honor, even if it costs their lives.
Compare this to the widespread violence and upheavals that occur whenever Allah or his prophet is offended—whenever non-Muslim “infidels” blaspheme them.  Or, as Bill Maher put it: “Its’ 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.”
Islam’s “Loyalty and Enmity” doctrine (al-wala’ wa’l bara’)—which calls on Muslims to be loyal to one another even if they dislike each other—is especially illustrative.  Koran 9:71 declares that “The believing [Muslim] men and believing [Muslim] women are allies of one another” (see also 8:72-75).  And according to Muhammad, “A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He neither oppresses him nor humiliates him nor looks down upon him….  All things of a Muslim are inviolable for his brother in faith: his blood, his wealth, and his honor”—precisely those three things that mafia members respect among each other.   This is why Muslims like U.S. Army Major Nidal Hassan, whose “worst nightmare” was to be deployed to fight fellow Muslims, often lash out.)
6.  Death to Traitors
Once a fledging mafia member takes the oath of loyalty to the mafia—including the Omertà code of silence and secrecy—trying to leave the “family” is seen as a betrayal and punishable by death.   Any family member, great or small, is given authority to kill the traitor, the “turncoat.”
Compare this to Islam.  To be born to a Muslim father immediately makes the newborn a Muslim—there are no oaths to be taken, much less any choice in the matter.   And, according to Islamic law, if born Muslims at any point in their lives choose to leave Islam, they are deemed “apostates”—traitors—and punished including by death.   Any zealous Muslim, not just the authorities, is justified in killing the apostate (hence why Muslim families that kill apostate children are rarely if ever prosecuted).
In the words of Muhammad—the messenger (“underboss”) of Allah (“godfather”):  “Whoever leaves his Islamic faith, kill him.”
7.  Distrust and Dislike of “Outsiders”
Aside from loyalty to the family, mafia members are also expected not to befriend or freely associate with “outsiders”—who by nature are not to be trusted, as they are not of the “family”—unless such a “friendship” helps advance the family’s position.
Similarly, the second half of the doctrine of Loyalty and Enmity—the enmity (al-bara’)—calls on Muslims to maintain distance from and bear enmity for all non-Muslims, or “infidels.”
Thus Koran 5:51 warns Muslims against “taking the Jews and Christians as friends and allies … whoever among you takes them for friends and allies, he is surely one of them.” According to the mainstream Islamic exegesis of al-Tabari, Koran 5:51 means that the Muslim who “allies with them [non-Muslims] and enables them against the believers, that same one is a member of their faith and community,” that is, a defector, an apostate, an enemy.
Similar scriptures include Koran 4:89, 5:54, 6:40, 9:23, and 58:22; the latter simply states that true Muslims do not befriend non-Muslims—“even if they be their fathers, sons, brothers, or kin.” Koran 60:1 declares, “O you who believe! Do not take my enemy and your enemy [non-believers] for friends: would you offer them love while they deny what has come to you of the truth [i.e., while they deny Islam]?” And Koran 4:144 declares “O you who believe! Do not take the infidels as allies instead of the believers. Do you wish to give Allah [“godfather”] a clear case against yourselves?”
8.  Deception and Dissimulation
As mentioned, close relations to non-mafia individuals that prove advantageous to the family (for example, collaboration with a “crooked cop”) are permissible—as long as the mafia keeps a safe distance, keeps the outsider at arm’s length.
Compare this to Koran 3:28 which commands “believers not to take infidels for friends and allies instead of believers… unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions.” According to the standard Koran commentary of Tabari, “taking precautions” means:
If you [Muslims] are under their [non-Muslims’] authority, fearing for yourselves, behave loyally to them with your tongue while harboring inner animosity for them … [but know that] Allah has forbidden believers from being friendly or on intimate terms with the infidels rather than other believers—except when infidels are above them [in authority]. Should that be the case, let them act friendly towards them while preserving their religion.
After interpreting Koran 3:28 as meaning that Muslims may “protect” themselves “through outward show” when under non-Muslim authority, Ibn Kathir, perhaps Islam’s most celebrated exegete, quotes Islam’s prophet (“underboss”) saying: “Truly, we smile to the faces of some people, while our hearts curse them.”
Similarly, a few years ago, Sheikh Muhammad Hassan—a leading Salafi cleric in Egypt—asserted on live television that, while Muslims should never smile to the faces of non-Muslims, they should smile, however insincerely, if so doing helps empower Islam, especially in the context of da‘wa.
The idea of hating “outsiders” is apparently so ingrained in Islam that another leading Salafi cleric, Dr. Yasser al-Burhami, insists that, while Muslim men may marry Christian and Jewish women, they must hate them in their heart—and show them that they hate them in the hopes that they convert to the “family” of Islam.
(For more on the doctrine of “Loyalty and Enmity,” including references to the exegetical sources quoted above, see al-Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman Zawahiri’s comprehensive treatise by that name in The Al Qaeda Reader, pgs. 63-115.)
9.  “An Offer You Can’t Refuse”
Although the novel-turned-movie, The Godfather, is fictitious, it also captures much of the mafia’s modus operandi.  Consider, for example, that most famous of lines—“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse”—spoken by the Godfather to one of his “godsons,” an aspiring actor and singer.  After being turned down by a studio director for a role that he desperately wanted, the godson turned to his Godfather for aid.
As the movie progresses, it becomes clear that the offer that can’t be refused consists of nothing less than violence and death threats: after the Godfather’s messenger to the director asking that the actor be given the role is again rejected, the director awakens the next morning to find the bloodied and decapitated head of his favorite stallion in bed with him.  The godson subsequently gets the movie role.
Throughout the context of the entire Godfather trilogy (which captures well the mafia’s approach to business) making someone “an offer they can’t refuse” means “do as I say or suffer the consequences,” possibly death.
Compare this to Islam’s threefold choice.  On Muhammad’s orders, whenever Muslims conquer a territory in the name of Islam, its non-Muslim inhabitants are given three choices: 1) convert to Islam (“join the family”), 2) keep your religious identity but pay tribute (jizya, see below) and live as an “outsider,” a subjugated dhimmi or 3) execution.
Throughout history, converting to Islam has been an “offer” that countless non-Muslims could not refuse.  In fact, this “offer” is responsible for transforming much of the Middle East and North Africa, which were Christian-majority in the 7th century when the jihad burst forth from Arabia, into the “Muslim world.”
And this offer is still alive and well today.  For example, several older and disabled Christians who were not able to join the exodus out of Islamic State controlled territories opted to convert to Islam rather than die.
Like the mafia, then, Islam’s offer to conquered non-Muslims (“outsiders”) is basically “join our ‘family,’ help us and we will help you; refuse and we hurt you.”
10.  The “Protection” Racket
Once the mafia takes over a territory, one of the primary ways it profits is by collecting “protection money” from its inhabitants.  While the protection racket has several aspects, one in particular is akin to an Islamic practice: coercing people in the mafia’s territory to pay money for “protection,” ostensibly against outside elements; in fact, the protection bought is from the mafia itself—that is, extortion money, or pizzo.   Potential “clients” who refuse to pay for the mafia’s “protection” often have their property vandalized and are routinely threatened and harassed.
Compare the collection of pizzo with the Islamic concept of jizya:  The word jizya appears in Koran 9:29: “Fight those among the People of the Book [Christians and Jews] who do not believe in Allah nor the Last Day, nor forbid what Allah and his Messenger have forbidden, nor embrace the religion of truth, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued (emphasis added).”
In the hadith, the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad—in our analogy, the “underboss”—regularly calls on Muslims to demand jizya from non-Muslims:  “If they refuse to accept Islam,” said the prophet, “demand from them the jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay jizya, seek Allah’s help and fight them.”
The root meaning of the Arabic word “jizya” is simply to “repay” or “recompense,” basically to “compensate” for something.  According to the Hans Wehr Dictionary, the standard Arabic-English dictionary, jizya is something that “takes the place” of something else, or “serves instead.”
Simply put, conquered non-Muslims were to purchase their lives, which were otherwise forfeit to their Muslim conquerors, with money.  As one medieval jurist succinctly puts it, “their lives and their possessions are only protected by reason of payment of jizya” (Crucified Again, p. 22).
And to top it off, just as the mafia rationalizes its collection of “protection money” by portraying it as money that buys mafia protection against “outsiders”—when, as mentioned, the money/tribute serves only to protect the client from the mafia itself—so too do Islam’s apologists portray the collection of jizya as money meant to buy Muslim protection from outsiders, when in fact the money/jizya buys protection from Muslims themselves.
Conclusion: Mafia—What’s In a Word?
What accounts for all these similarities between Islam and the mafia?  One clue is found in the fact that the very word “mafia,” which means “hostility to the law, boldness,” is derived from an Arabic word, mahya, which in translation means “bragging, boasting, bravado, and swaggering.”
This etymology is a reminder that Sicily, birthplace of the mafia, was under Arab/Islamic domination for over 200 years.  Aside from a borrowed etymology, could some of the mafia’s modus operandi also have been borrowed from Islam?  Isolated on their island, could native Sicilians have co-opted the techniques of social controls that they had lived under and learned from their former overlords—albeit without their Islamic veneer?
The mafia is not the only historical example of a non-Muslim criminal organization to be influenced by Islam. For example, the Thuggees — whence we get the word “thug” — were a brotherhood of allied bandits and assassins who waylaid and savagely murdered travelers in India, often by first feigning friendship. Although they were later associated with the Hindu cult of Kali, the original Thuggees were all Muslim. As late as the 19th century, a large number of Thuggees captured and convicted by the British were Muslim.
The similarities are clear: Along with assassinating his opponents, including, as seen, through treachery, Muhammad also personally engaged in banditry, ransacking the caravans of enemy tribes.
And if the words “mafia” and “thug” have Arabic/Islamic etymologies,  the words “assassinate” and “assassin” are derived from a Medieval Islamic sect: the Hashashin, who pioneered the use of political assassination—with promises of a hedonistic paradise for the assassin who almost certainly died—in the name of Islam.
At any rate, when HBO personality Bill Maher recently proclaimed 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,” he was barely touching on the similarities between the mafia and other criminal organizations, and Islam.