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June 12, 2017

Former mobster Ralph Natale on terrorists: 'I would kill them immediately'

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Former mobster Ralph Natale used to refer to fellow Philadelphia mafioso Skinny Joey Merlino, whom he had met and befriended in prison in the early 1990s, as a fine young man. But in his new book, 'Last Don Standing,' Natale describes Merlino and the guys around him as “punks.”

Ralph Natale, the former Philadelphia mob boss who turned government witness, is offering to help the United States again, this time with a job that may be a better match for his specific skill set.

Natale wants to join the fight against terrorism.

The 82-year-old South Philadelphian appeared on "Fox News Insider" to promote his biography "Last Don Standing" over the weekend, and he told host Eric Shawn that "we're pussycats on terrorism" and that he "would kill them all."

"I would kill them immediately, and then I would hang them in front of their houses and then call the newspaper, the Inquirer," he said. "'Listen, come see what happened to those people.'"

Natale's book by New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson was released March 2017 and gives much insight into Natale's life as "the last Don" of the mob in Philadelphia in the mid-90s.

During the Fox News interview, Natale gave his solution to combat terrorist attacks, which have claimed the lives of many in Manchester, London and Tehran, Iran, during the last month alone. 

"There's an old Italian saying," he said. "If you don't listen to the first note, you'll never hear the rest of the song. That's what's happening today. They call me a killer, cold-hearted. I never hurt anybody that didn't deserve [to die]. I never did."

Watch the complete interview below: