From UKPA:

A contributor to a jihadist website has threatened US talk show host David Letterman because of a joke the comic made on his show. The contributor, who identified himself as Umar al-Basrawi, was reacting to what he said Letterman did (drawing his finger across his throat) after the US military announced on June 5 that a drone strike in Pakistan had killed al Qaida leader Ilyas Kashmiri.

"Is there not among you a Sayyid Nosair al-Mairi ... to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever?" al-Basrawi wrote, referring to El Sayyid Nosair, who was convicted of the 1990 killing of Jewish Defence League founder Meir Kahane.

Letterman is not Jewish.



  1. What is sad is that a recent poll of Muslims indicates that a majority of Muslims around the world agree with killing those who criticize Islam, ridicule Islamic leaders, or leave Islam for another religion, and also approve of cutting off hands of thieves, and stoning of adulterers. As one would suspect, Lebanon has the lowest level of such feelings, but in some countries, approval for the above actions ran as high as 70-80%. There are plenty of moderate Muslims who want a good relationship with the west, but they are a minority in most Muslim countries. It will be harder to reach agreements on civil rights and humanitarian concerns without both sides being willing to compromise.

  2. The depth of self-hatred indicated by bigots who think that anything of quality or prominence must be done by someone from the group they hate (Jews in this case)is almost fathomless.
    Like the Malaysian who claimed that “Only Mossad could have done 9/11. We (Muslims) don’t have the know-how.”