War on Terror

Video: David Letterman Jokes About Jihad Threat in 1st Show Back

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

David Letterman laughed off those death threats from a Muslim Jihadist who called for Letterman's tongue to be cut out and his neck broken over jokes about al-Qaeda.

In his first show since the threats were made public, Letterman said, "I wish I had a nickel for every time a guy has threatened to cut (out my tongue)."

Security was beefed up at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City where Letterman tapes his show, but there were no incidents.

Check out the clip from CBS, released prior to the show airing Monday night: