Aspiring Jihadist Makes Death Threat Against Late Show’s David Letterman

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Apparently not everyone finds Late Show host David Letterman’s jokes to be very funny — one aspiring jihadist in particular.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors and translates online activity of terror groups, a poster, who identified himself as Umar al-Basrawi on the Shumukh al-Islam Web forum, has called for the killing of Letterman because he mocked the death of al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri.

Kashmiri was killed in a drone strike in June. Letterman apparently cracked jokes about the killing and further infuriated the poster by dragging his finger across his neck in a gesture indicating the suspected terrorist was killed.

“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,” the translation of the post read.

The poster also described Letterman as “a sick Jew with defined features,” despite the fact that he was brought up as a Presbyterian.

So far, the production company for the Late Show, Worldwide Pants, has not commented on the threat.

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  • Rodin



    It’s really too bad that these Jihad types have no balls. Because wouldn’t it be great to see them show up for a good old fashioned American ass-kicking in Times Square? Instead they hide behind women’s skirts with bombs. I think Americans would line up to take a turn delivering a pile driver to the head of these low-life cowards. It would be great for tourism. Hey now get your ticket to the Times Square Jihad square-off. All the punches you can deliver for the price of one ticket. Step up and get your ticket now!

  • steffi

    Is that your answer to everything. KILL. And you call the west uncivllized. And you wonder why the world thinks islam is the religion of terror. You have no one to blame but youselves. You can’t stand us because of what we stand for. People here can practice their religion unlike in your country

  • Bunny Laden is dead

    I guess to this Muslim anyone other than a Muslim is a Jew.
    Get a life you Muslim’s,get a life.

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