Bet you didn’t know Letterman was “Jewish,” just like Rupert Murdoch. “Al Qaeda threatens to cut David Letterman’s tongue out and assassinate him over jokes about terror leader’s death,” from Daily Mail, August 17:
Threats to cut David Letterman’s tongue out and assassinate him have been posted on a website frequently used by Al-Qaeda after he gloated about the death of one of Osama Bin Laden’s lieutenants.
A frequent online commenter called on Muslims to kill the CBS late night-host after taking offence at jokes he made about the death of Ilyas Kashmiri.
According to the SITE Group, which tracks extremist websites, a poster calling himself Umar al-Basrawi called for U.S. counterparts to assassinate Mr Letterman and ‘cut the tongue of the lowly Jew’.
‘I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears, one of the lowlifes of the Jews, and one of their pigs, mocking one of the leaders of the mujahedeen,’ he wrote.
With that, al-Basrawi to the Qur’an’s denunciation of Jews and claims that Allah transformed them into apes and pigs (2:62-65; 5:59-60; 7:166).
The talk show host, who is not Jewish, reportedly celebrated the death of the terror leader by joyfully signalling a finger across his neck.
The jihadist posted a photo of the 64-year-old, describing him as ‘a sick Jew is defined features’. [sic]
SITE analyst Adam Raisman told EW that the threat was made on Shumukh-al-Islam, a site where messages from Al Qaeda frequently first appear online in the U.S.
Bunch of “shumukhs.”
‘It’s a clearing house for Al-Qaeda material. It gets the most Al-Qaeda supporters,’ he said.
Don Borrelli, former assistant special agent in charge of the FBI-NYPD joint terrorism task force, and senior vice president with security firm the Soufan Group, said the rhetoric is not a joke.
‘In general, you cannot write any of these off as a non-viable threat,’ he told the New York Post.
‘These Internet threats have been a rallying cry to “have the guy’s head”.
‘If I am the guy targeted in one of those things, I would be taking it seriously and hunker down.’
Mr Letterman’s show is currently on its summer hiatus. CBS declined to comment.