David Letterman Gets Death Threat from Al-Qaeda


No one is laughing know, certainly not David Letterman, after he became the subject of a death threat posted on a jihadist website which is supposedly a ‘clearing house for Al-Qaeda material’.

According to ‘Entertainment Weekly’, a commenter named Umar al-Basrawi commanded on the site to “cut the tongue of this lowly jew and shut it forever.”

Letterman, who incidentally is a Protestant and not a Jew, apparently offended some extremists with remarks he made on-air about accused terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri, who died in a U.S. air-strike in Pakistan this past June.

Al-Basrawi was said to have written on the site, “He showed his evil nature and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims, and said that Ilyas Kashmiri was killed and he joined bin Laden. We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck.”

Adam Raisman, an expert in extremist websites, told Entertainment Weekly that the website, called Shumukh-al-Islam, gets the most Al-Qaeda supporters. He also urged Letterman to use “as much precaution as he would with an obsessed fan” regarding the scary death threat.

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