Letterman Joke Apparently Bombed

One thing you can’t say about US talk show host David Letterman is the cat got his tongue.

But if some Muslims have their way, they’ll get it.

david letterman tongueUS TV Talk show legend David Letterman has become terror target No 1 after Muslim fanatics called for his tongue to be cut out for telling a joke about Osama bin Laden’s death.

The new threat comes from a frequent poster on Islamic jihadist forums, Umar al Basrawi, who implored American Muslims to “cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever,” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, a non-profit that monitors online jihadists.

The New York Post reports Letterman, who isn’t Jewish, became the object of al-Basrawi’s ire when the late-night funnyman told a joke about the death of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda’s search for his replacement.

“So (al Qaeda) picked a successor to Osama bin Laden and his name was Ilyas Kashmiri,” Letterman said during his opening monologue on June 8th, “well, guess what, he was blown up by an American drone.”

“It wasn’t going to work anyways because they got off to a rocky start with this guy,” Letterman continued, “he botched up the story of Paul Revere.”

Apparently, comparing the dead terrorist to Sarah Palin was one step too many for al-Basrawi, who ended his online rant with, “We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck. Oh Allah, amen.”

He then compared Letterman fate to the successful hit of Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was called by Islamic radicals in Brooklyn in 1990.

“To the righteous Muslims in America: Isn’t there among you (a man like) Sayyid Nosair, the Egyptian, who can cut off the tongue of this lousy Jew and silence him forever, just like Sayyid – may Allah hasten his release – did to his fellow Jew, (Rabbi Meir) Kahane?” al-Basrawi wrote in a translation provided by MEMRI.

A spokesman for Letterman declined to comment.

Al-Basrawi appears to have an Iraqi identity based on his name, according to MEMRI spokesman Richard Wachtel.

There have been more than 1,200 posts and replies by al-Basrawi on the jihadi-themed Shumoukh online forum, according to MEMRI.

Most of al-Basrawi post’s concerned terror attacks and the jihadi movement in Iraq, Wachtel said.

The FBI did not immediately return a call for comment.

Besides their thin skins, one other thing I love about these jihadists is they are vertiable experts on Jewish lineage. 

Forget about being circumcized and accepting the yoke of Torah. Just insult Jihadists and you have apparently joined the tribe.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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