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FBI Suspects Lone Wolf Jihadist Behind Threat To Cut Out DAVID LETTERMAN’S Tongue, Official Says – FoxNews.com

August 18, 2011

FBI Suspects Lone Wolf Jihadist Behind Threat to Cut Out David Letterman’s Tongue, Official Says

Published August 18, 2011 | FoxNews.com

A recent call from a jihadist online to cut out David Letterman’s tongue over a joke he made on his CBS show have put the spotlight back on Hollywood’s reactions to such threats, as the FBI pursues an investigation.

A law enforcement official who asked to remain anonymous told FoxNews.com on Thursday that while the FBI suspects the post was made by a lone wolf, investigators were scrubbing the site where the threat was posted and conducting database searches to see if the individual was already on their radar.

On Wednesday, The Site Monitoring Service, a private intelligence organization that watches online activity, said that the threat against Letterman had been posted a day earlier on the Shumuka al-Islam forum, a popular Internet destination for radical Muslims.

The contributor, who identified himself as Umar al-Basrawi, was reacting to what he said Letterman did after the U.S. military announced on June 5 that a drone strike in Pakistan had killed Al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri.

via FBI Suspects Lone Wolf Jihadist Behind Threat To Cut Out David Letterman’s Tongue, Official Says | FoxNews.com.

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