Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/18/2011 (4 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

'We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck,' posting reads

While late night TV talk show host David Letterman has left to enjoy a summer vacation - plans for rest and relaxation have been dimmed considerably by calls from a jihadist Web site to end his life. "We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck," reads the posting. The members of the Web site have taken issue with a joke his made on his June 5 telecast that they thought was in questionable taste.

The members of a jihadist Web site have taken issue with a joke David Letterman made on his June 5 telecast that they thought was in questionable taste.

The members of a jihadist Web site have taken issue with a joke David Letterman made on his June 5 telecast that they thought was in questionable taste.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/18/2011 (4 years ago)

Published in TV

Keywords: David Letterman, jihadist, web site, terrorist threats, Web site


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "So al-Qaeda picked a successor to Osama bin Laden and his name is Ilyas Kashmiri," Letterman said during his monologue. "Well, guess what? He was blown up by an American drone. It wasn't going to work anyway because they got off to a rocky start with this guy ... He botched up the story of Paul Revere." Letterman then made a slashing gesture across his throat.

Kashmiri was killed June 3 during a U.S. military strike in Pakistan.

In a threat posted on the Shumukh al-Islam web forum, followers were asked to "cut the tongue of the lowly Jew and shut it forever." Letterman, for the record is a Protestant.

"He showed his evil nature and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims, and said that Ilyas Kashmiri was killed and he joined bin Laden," a poster identified as Umar al-Basrawi on the Web site. "We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck.

"He said that Kashmiri was killed in an airstrike in Pakistan ... then, he showed his evil nature and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims, and said that Ilyas Kashmiri was killed and he joined bin Laden. Then the despicable one put his hand on his neck and demonstrated the way of slaughter!!" wrote al-Basrawi.

"Is there not among you a Sayyid Nosair al-Mairi ... to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever?" read the message. Al-Mairi killed Jewish Defense League founder Meir Kahane in 1990.

The FBI is reportedly investigating the threat and Letterman has been informed of the posting.

"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,'" Adam Raisman, an analyst for Site Monitoring Service says.

Letterman has received such threats before in the past. In 2009, the talk show host was the target of a $2 million extortion attempt by a CBS News producer, who threatened to expose the host's sexual relationships with members of his staff.

In 2005, a former painter at Letterman's ranch in Montana was jailed for plotting to kidnap Letterman's nanny and son.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2015 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for February 2016
Universal:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.



Comments


More TV

Big networks moving online, but Catholic Online's already there for you Watch

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Hollywood is leaving the small screen for the smaller screen, and consumers are thrilled. As more people give up hours in front of the classic boob-tube, and turn to portable media, networks are following suit. Most recently, CBS announced it will be moving more ... continue reading


Netflix secret codes REVEALED -- Find any movie with one simple step Watch

Image of A coded list of millions of movies on Netflix - and their specialized genres, is included in this article!

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

You have some time to yourself this weekend and the Netflix and its myriad movies is calling. Are you in the mood for some Anime science-fiction? A film based on a popular children's book? Maybe some spy action adventure? Never fear, a coded list of millions of ... continue reading


'Oh, that's the robber': Bizarre moment news reporter stops mid-broadcast to call 911 Watch

Image of News reporter stops mid-broadcast to call 911 on bank robber suspect (YouTube).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

During a live news broadcast in Iowa, reporter Adam Sallet's bank robbery report was interrupted by a bank employee who pointed out the suspected robber before running off-camera. Sallet then excused himself to call 911. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - KIMT-TV ... continue reading


You HAVE to check out the MOST POPULAR videos from YouTube this week!

Image of

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Have you seen the Catholic Online YouTube channel yet? Every day thousands of people stop by our channel for a wonderfully peaceful and prayerful experience. Don't forget to subscribe today, so you don't miss out on over 100 beautiful Catholic videos, with new ones ... continue reading


Everything you know about TV advertisement is about to change: Find out why now! Watch

Image of The TV commercial - that distillation of everything that is effective in filmmaking boiled down to its essentials may in fact be an endangered species.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The TV commercial - that distillation of everything that is effective in film making boiled down to its essentials may in fact be an endangered species. An annoyance to many TV viewers - who have yet to realize that commercials are in fact the best and most ... continue reading


20 exciting reasons to be addicted to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu this November Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Autumn is finally here and the nights are long and chilly. All the more reason to stay in and watch movies and original TV series through streaming . LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Jessica Jones," based upon the marvel superhero comic book series, is debuting ... continue reading


Top 5 Funny Halloween Vines Watch

Image of Funny Halloween Vines (Orkut).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Every Halloween there are parties, mischief, cute and scary costumes and of course there is candy! What's the best part about Halloween? All of the hilarious pranks and costumes of course! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Catholic Online combed through hundreds of ... continue reading


LIVE exorcism to air on TV despite Catholic Archdiocese objection Watch

Image of Exorcism of dark spirits in famous St. Louis home to be aired Friday night.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Destination America, a cable channel owned by Discovery Communications is set to air the show Exorcism: Live! at 9 p.m. Friday night. The reality TV show will feature a clergyman, psychic and the team from Ghost Asylum attempting to exorcise whatever haunts the famous ... continue reading


MOST POPULAR YouTube videos from this week

Image of

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Our Catholic Online YouTube channel is rapidly growing. Thousands of people come to our channel every day for a wonderfully peaceful and prayerful experience. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel so you don't miss out on the beautiful new videos uploaded daily. ... continue reading


Don't miss Catholic Online's MOST POPULAR YouTube videos from this week

Image of

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Our Catholic Online YouTube channel is rapidly growing. Thousands of people come to our channel every day for a wonderfully peaceful and prayerful experience. If you haven't subscribed to our channel yet, you are missing out on over 100 beautiful videos. Here are three ... continue reading


All TV News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 58:9-14
9 Then you will cry for help and Yahweh will answer; you will call and he ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
1 [Prayer Of David] Listen to me, Yahweh, answer me, for I am poor and ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 5:27-32
27 When he went out after this, he noticed a tax collector, Levi by name, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for February 13th, 2016 Image

St. Catherine de Ricci
February 13: St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her ... Read More