David Letterman Doesn’t Get It

by 1389 on August 28, 2011

in 1389 (blog admin), censorship, fatwa, Islam, media

David Letterman was recently targeted by an Internet jihadi:

Internet jihadist calls on Muslims to cut off David Letterman’s tongue

David Letterman has become terror target No. 1.

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.

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.

More here.

But he still doesn’t get it!

David Letterman – Dave’s Threat Top Ten


Letterman is joking about a “fatwa” but he obviously has no clue what a fatwa is! The dude needs to be “ejumacated” about Islam, but I have no idea how to get through to him. A fatwa – or any jihadi threat, for that matter – is not the usual type of threat to a celebrity from some run-of-the-mill crazy person, and it has nothing in common with pranks perpetrated by some envious rival. Yeah, I know some jihadis ARE crazy, but a death threat from jihadis is no laughing matter!

Letterman should realize that jihadi threats against the media are also an attack on our freedoms of speech and of the press.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Zilla August 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

What did you expect? Letterman is chronically lefttarded, he is a liberal who probably thinks that “islam is a religion of peace”. He will not understand until some peaceful muslim is trying to blow him up or cut off his head.

2 1389 August 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm

The problem is that some “peaceful Muslim” IS trying to do him in, and he STILL doesn’t understand! 🙄

3 Hesperado August 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm

The other angle on this story is that the death fatwa doesn’t merely endanger Letterman — it endangers his staff, his family, and his studio audiences; since it would be prudent to suppose that one or more Muslims set on fulfilling the fatwa would use a bomb if they could (collateral damage is hardly a primary concern for them).

4 1389 August 28, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I hope the FBI is going after Umar al Basrawi and anybody else who might be collaborating with him. But somehow, I doubt that the Obama Administration is taking this any more seriously than Letterman is.

5 Always On Watch August 29, 2011 at 6:09 am

Like so many, Letterman is incapable of getting it about Islam. He’s thinking the way I did before 9/11 — that the enemy is far away. What a fallacy!

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