David Letterman Receives Death Threat On Extremist Message Board
Posted on Thu Aug 18, 2011 03:16 PM PDT

240_dletterman_200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - David Letterman has received a death threat on Shumukh-al-Islam, a message board frequented by members of Al-Qaeda.

Taking offense to jokes that Letterman made about Osama bin Laden and Ilyas Kashmiri, an accused Al-Qaeda leader who was killed in June, the commenter called on readers to “cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever.” It should be noted, however, that Letterman is not Jewish.

The New York Police Department and the FBI are investigating the threat.

This is not the first time that death threats have been made against media personalities on the message board; most recently, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were threatened after depicting Muhammad in a bear suit.