Letterman threat on Al Qaeda website is no laughing matter

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[h2]By Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer /August 18, 2011
TV funnyman David Letterman gets fan mail all the time, plus crank notes and the occasional threat. They can make good grist for the next night’s show. But his latest viewer missive is a little creepy and a lot darker.
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Letterman threat is latest against entertainers, authors, and artists for alleged offense against Islam. Here, David Letterman shares a laugh with pet fashion designer Ada Nieves, showcasing the latest in rat attire, on the set of the 'Late Show with David Letterman,' earlier this summer in New York.

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[h2]Someone calling himself Umar al-Basrawi posted a death threat on an Al Qaeda message board called shumukh al-Islam.[/h2]
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Because of jokes Mr. Letterman has made about Osama bin Laden and Muhammad Ilyas Kashmiri, another Al Qaeda leader killed by a US strike in Pakistan in June, Mr. Basrawi in essence put out a contract on the host of CBS’s “Late Show.
 

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I read about this earlier... I was initially confused because I didn't think Leterman was even Jewish


Hopefully it's a hoax/empty threat but you can never be too careful..
 

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I want to read some Al Qaeda message boards now.
 
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