Is al-Qaeda Targeting David Letterman?
David Letterman Death Threat
A post threatening Late Show host David Letterman appeared on Shumukh-al-Islam, a website which hosts al-Quaeda messages.
A user called Umar al-Basrawi wrote: “Is there not amongst you a Sayyid Nosair al-Masri (may Allah release him) to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever. Just as Sayyid (may Allah release him) did with the Jew Kahane.” The reference is to ultra-nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was murdered in New York in 1990.
(David Letterman isn't Jewish- we thought that was common knowledge, but apparently not)
The post was in retaliation to a joke Letterman made about Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, a jihadist killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan.
Awfully sensitive, these fundamentalists.
This is a step beyond trashing the foyer of the Ed Sullivan Theater.