An internet jihadist has called for the death of comedian David Letterman by the hands of Muslims in America, according to an online report by Stars and Stripes.
Umar al-Basrawi, a frequent contributor to an online Islamic jihadist forum, is believed to be behind the post ordering Muslims to “cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever.”
Letterman (not Jewish, by the way) had made some jokes about Osama bin Ladin and senior al-Qaida leader Ilyas Kashmiri, who was killed in an airstrike, that didn’t go over too well with the likes of internet jihadists.
“He said that Kashmiri was killed in an airstrike in Pakistan. Then, he showed his evil nature and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims, and said that Ilyas Kashmiri was killed and he joined bin Laden,” said the message, according to Stars and Stripes.
It went on to say, “then the despicable one put his hand on his neck and demonstrated the way of slaughter!! Meaning that the Americans slaughtered Mullah Ilyas Kashmiri (we ask Allah to protect him), just as they slaughtered before him Sheikh Usama bin Laden (may Allah have mercy on him). We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck. O Allah, amen.”
A spokesman for Letterman reportedly declined to respond to the threat.
What’s the matter, Letterman? Jihadist got your tongue?