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David Letterman Gets Assassination Threat on Extremist Website

August 18, 2011 01:33:55 GMT

Angered by the 'Late Show' host's joke about the death of one of Osama Bin Laden's lieutenants, a militant urges Muslims in the United States to 'cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever'.


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David Letterman is being targeted for assassination by online jihadist. SITE intelligence group revealed on Wednesday, August 17 that a Muslim militant issued a death threat against the host of "Late Show with David Letterman" on an extremist networking site where messages from Al Qaeda frequently appear online in the United States.

Accordingly, the commenter who goes by the name Umar al-Basrawi was angered by the joke David made about the death of one of Osama Bin Laden's lieutenants, Ilyas Kashmiri. While the talk show host isn't a Jewish, Umar called on Muslims in the United States to "cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever."

"He showed his evil nature and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims, and said that Ilyas Kashmiri was killed and he joined bin Laden," part of the millitant's death threat posting also read. "We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck." Stars and Stripes was first to report the news.

On the threat posted on Shumukh-al-Islam, SITE analyst Adam Raisman told EW, "It's a clearing house for Al-Qaeda material. It gets the most Al-Qaeda supporters." He added that it is "more worrisome" than those made against "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone in 2010, reasoning "This was a more explicit threat. It was direct and to the point."

David himself delivered the joke about Ilyas Kashmiri during his June 8 monologue for his "Late Show". The late night show host said at the time, "So [al Qaeda] picked a successor to Osama bin Laden and his name was Ilyas Kashmiri. Well, guess what, he was blown up by an American drone."

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posted by reasonableguy on Aug 17, 2011
Rats-they got the wrong guy.As boring and offensive to the eye letterman can be- no one can beat paul schafer as the most useless insipid legend in his own mind on television.Does anyone even watch the letterman or leno show anyway? who are these people? Are there actually a class of people who are more illiterate and mindless than the tea party folks that waste thier time listening to these morons? Must be people who eat at the olive garden and read the new york post for political insight.
posted by All of America on Aug 17, 2011
Nuke Mecca and Send all extremists a clear clear message.
posted by dixielatino on Aug 17, 2011
It goes to show that the Letterman show is a big Hit in the Muslim World.
posted by Jay on Aug 17, 2011
Hahahahaha....couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Allah Akbar guys!
posted by muman613 on Aug 17, 2011
Religion of Peace..... Bwahahahahhaa!
posted by Muslim Rejects on Aug 17, 2011
Pick on your own Kind...David Letteman is too Damn old for this Bulllshit...I am not feeling the Love right now.....Go on a vacation....USA Rocks it tonight...Peace dear Brotherhood.

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