August 17, 2011 5:04 PM
In a seething rant on the Shumukh al-Islam Web forum – and translated by the SITE Institute – the radical called this week for U.S. counterparts to assassinate Letterman and “cut the tongue of the lowly Jew,” the TV funnyman’s Presbyterian upbringing be damned.
Apparently a “Late Show” viewer until the offense, the apoplectic jihadist recalls Letterman’s celebrating the recent death of terror kingpin Ilyas Kashmiri by gleefully dragging a finger across his neck.
“I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears, one of the lowlifes of the Jews, and one of their pigs, mocking one of the leaders of the mujahedeen,” writes the author, who calls himself Umar al-Basrawi.
The obsessive anti-Semite provides would-be assassins a dated photo of Letterman bearing his trademark gap-toothed grin and wire-rim glasses, describing him as “a sick Jew with defined features.”
Taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in Midtown, Letterman’s show is on summer hiatus. A spokesman for its production company, Worldwide Pants, wouldn’t comment on the threat.
The comic isn’t alone among media figures singled out for taunting radicals…
In 2004 Danish filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered after producing a film targeting the status of women in Muslim culture.
In the U.S., “South Park” creators Trey Stone and Matt Parker were marked for death online after their show satirized Muslims.
Don Borrelli, former assistant special agent in charge of the FBI-NYPD joint terrorism task force, and senior vice president with security firm the Soufan Group, said the rhetoric is no joke.
“In general, you can not write any of these off as a non-viable threat. These Internet threats have been a rallying cry to ‘have the guy’s head,'” Borelli said. “If I am the guy targeted in one of those things, I would be taking it seriously and hunker down.”
Letterman’s mega-stardom has often made him a target.
In 2005, cops foiled a plot to kidnap Letterman’s then five-year-old son Harry for a $5 million ransom.
David Letterman was born on April 12th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Letterman
April 12th, 1947
4 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 20 = his personal year (from April 12th, 2011 to April 11th, 2012) = Turning point.
20 year + 8 (August) = 28 = his personal month (from August 12th, 2011 to September 11th, 2011) = Powerlessness.
28 month + 17 (17th of the month on Wednesday August 17th, 2011) = 45 = his personal day = Scary.
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