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.
So long, Dave.