NEW YORK (AP) — A frequent contributor to a jihadist website has threatened David Letterman, urging Muslim followers to “cut the tongue” of the late-night host because of a joke the comic made on his CBS show.

The Site Monitoring Service, a private intelligence organization that watches online activity, said Wednesday that the threat was posted a day earlier on the Shumuka al-Islam forum, a popular Internet destination for radical Muslims.

The contributor, who identified himself as Umar al-Basrawi, was reacting to what he said Letterman did after the U.S. military announced on June 5 that a drone strike in Pakistan had killed al Qaida leader Ilyas Kashmiri.

Al-Basrawi wrote that Letterman had made reference to both Osama bin Laden and Kashmiri and said that Letterman had demonstrated on his neck how Kashmiri died.

There was no comment from CBS or Letterman.

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Comments (7)
  1. Mike in San Diego says:

    Bad idea, can you imagine what would happen to Muslim’s here if they touched Dave. Ouch. You probably want to rethink that one.

  2. JB says:

    Muslims wonder why America hates them so much. A lot of different organizations are the butt of a joke and Muslims are no different. Just shut up and take it up the a$$. You do anything to Dave and America will make your lives a living hell.

  3. Marken Hadda says:

    Thanks for sharing this news !


  4. had enough ? says:

    Its nice and reassuring to know that islam is such a peaceful and tolerant religion.

  5. glisabel says:

    So does that means humor is not permitted in the Muslim religion?

  6. The Dago Stud says:

    Sounds like another cheap publicity stunt to me. Maybe David Letterman registered on the juhadist webside and threatened himself.

    I don’t buy it.

  7. Fishnmike says:

    I think Dave should wear this threat as a badge of honor. Just because Dave made fun of Schmucko all Islam, some stupid towel head starts spouting off. Talk is cheap. It is a shame how religiously insane some people get. Only Satin wants people killed for religion.

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