Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jihadis want tongue thrills from Letterman

The Toronto Sun reports that David Letterman is under the al Qaeda gun for joking about a dead jihadi.

JILL SERJEANT, "Muslim militant threatens Letterman," Reuters. August 17, 2011.

LOS ANGELES - A Muslim militant has urged American followers to assassinate U.S. talk show host David Letterman, saying his tongue deserved to be cut out, a U.S. intelligence monitoring group said Wednesday.

The SITE intelligence group said the death threat was posted on an online website used by militants after the writer became upset by a joke Letterman made about the death of a leading member of al-Qaida killed in an air strike in Pakistan.

The militant called on Muslims in the United States to “cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever,” the threat against Letterman said, according to a translation by SITE. The popular late-night television host is not Jewish.

The FBI said it was taking the threat seriously.

I'm taking this story seriously as well. I think cutting out Letterman's tongue is silly. I think the jihadis should take Letterman under the bleachers in the seventh inning and rape him. That would be funny.

Letterman quipped that he's hoping to give his tongue at the Kabul Soccer Stadium. He didn't say whether that would be under the bleachers or in full view of the audience. It should make for some entertaining late night tv watching.

So long, Dave.


Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

I hope Letterman doubles down on the comment. If Molly Norris taught the world anything, it's that there's no apologizing to those child-raping pigs.

Dag said...

People like Letterman, our low-level intelligentsia, opinion-makers for the mindless, have extraordinary power to shape our culture, and they use it, mostly irresponsibly, for what seems to me to be private gratification; so the hope of Letterman et al ever stepping out of the safety zone of approval and remuneration is pretty low, in my opinion.

I'm still sick over the Molly Norris fiasco. Men did nothing to save that girl from terror. I don't mean me and you putting her up on the couch for a while while we peek through the curtains for jihadis, I mean that millions of men in Seattle refused to demonstrate in the streets till it was too clear that any attack on any woman in the city would meet outrage beyond reasonable measure.

The FBI tells Letterman they take his concerns seriously. Molly Norris can go hide somewhere.

If Letterman does double down, as you put it, I will support him, for what it's worth. Till then he's just dirt, in my opinion.