Thursday, August 18, 2011
Dave Letterman...terrorist threatens to 'cut his tongue"! FBI steps in to investigate!
When law enforcement officers ushered Dave Letterman out of the studio yesterday, on the heels of a threat which was angrily posted on a jihadist website, the paparazzi caught the slightly bemused late-night talk-show host in a rare moment with his guard down.
The last time that happened was when Dave was caught with his pants down ('ya know, when the sex scandal unravelled out-of-control last year).
Last night, the toothy stand-up comic was obviously slightly surprised - and "embarrassed" - by all the attention that descended on him out-of-the-blue on the heels of offering up a put-down directed at a known terrorist.
In what amounted to a hostile knee-jerk reaction, an angry contributor to a jihadist website, proceeded to post a threat against Mr. Letterman.
A private intelligence organization swept in - once terrorists on a shumukh al-Islam forum on the Internet - were urged to "cut the tongue" of the popular comic.
Allegedly, the web site is a popular terrorist hub where radical Muslims swarm to remain in touch.
The author of the threat - Umar al-Basrawi - was reacting to jokes Letterman allegedly made in reference to Osama bin Laden and Ilya Kashmiri after the U.S. military announced on June 5 that a drone strike in Pakistan had killed the al-Qaida terrorist leader.
Al-Basrawi accused the comic of "putting his hand on his neck and demonstrating the way of slaughter."
Al-Basrawi (an alias) is a regular contributor to the Muslim website (with 1,200 postings attributed to his hand to date).
The Site Intelligence Group, who acted on the Letterman threat, has been known to provide information to government and commercial clients on what jihadists are saying on the Internet and in the traditional media.
"According to their findings, Muslim extremist groups have increased calls for people to take violent action against certain targets in the West," one spokesman noted for the record.
Dave Letterman appears to be on the "hit" list.
"The concern is that there is someone who will read it, agree with it and say, 'I want to be the Sayyid Nosair of 2011 and kill David Letterman,'" one observer summed up.
Meanwhile, the FBI is also looking into the threat," according to Jim Margolin, a spokesman for the bureau's New York office.
"We take every potential threat seriously."
As of press time, there has not been any response from either CBS or Dave Letterman's handlers.
News at 11!
Humor frowned upon in terrorist elite circles!