Well, it’s official—jihadist terrorists are officially running out of things to be angry about in the Western world. At least, that’s how I’m reading their most recent threat against America—to cut out David Letterman’s tongue before murdering him. Seriously.
According to The Christian Science Monitor, “a recent posting on the radical Shumukh al-Islam web forum called for his assassination – and, for good measure, to cut off Letterman’s tongue.” Why? Well, it seems that Dave “celebrated the killing of senior Al Qaeda member Ilyas Kashmiri by drawing his finger across his throat” during a broadcast of The Late Show with David Letterman on June 5th, after an announcement that “a US drone strike in Afghanistan had killed Kashmiri. Various reports also said that Letterman had insulted Osama bin Laden.”
The posting is as follows, via the CSM:
“Is there not amongst you a Sayyid Nosair al-Masri (may Allah release him) to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever. Just as Sayyid (may Allah release him) did with the Jew Kahane [referring to Masri, who was convicted of the 1990 killing of Meir Kahane, the founder of the Jewish Defense League]
We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck. O Allah, amen.”
You know, I don’t want to offend anyone or get a fatwa called against me, but does it seem like these guys are maybe a little oversensitive? I mean, if I cut out the tongues of everyone that’s insulted me on the comments wall of ScreenCrave alone… well, I’d have a bunch of tongues laying around the house. You gotta learn to take a joke, guys.
What do you think about the Letterman situation?