David Letterman has inflamed the ire of a jihadist web forum by a gesture he made on 'Late Show with David Letterman.'
David Letterman could be called an equal opportunity offender. Now he’s a marked man: a recent posting on the radical Shumukh al-Islam web forum called for his assassination – and, for good measure, to cut off Letterman's tongue. These threats were issued in response to a broadcast the CBS television program ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ Mr. Letterman celebrated the killing of senior Al Qaeda member Ilyas Kashmiri by drawing his finger across his throat.
Letterman's off-color satire has riled people up before: After he insulted 14-year-old Willow Palin, Sarah Palin’s daughter, women’s groups called for his resignation, and he was inducted into the National Organization of Women Media Hall of Shame.