The late night talk show host joked about the death of Illyas Kashmiri (“Osama bin Laden’s one-eyed Pakistani lieutenant”), an Al Qaeda leader that was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in June. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, this comment enraged a popular Al Qaeda web forum user- leading him to post a message urging someone to “cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever.”
David Letterman is not a Jew, but this obviously isn’t the point. The web forum user who calls himself “Umar al-Basrawi” provides would-be Muslim assassins an old photo of Letterman and describes him as “a sick Jew with defined features.” "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," writes al-Basrawi.
TOM: Next they'll be trying to hi-jack Leno's chin!
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