Letterman Responds To ‘Jihadist’ Death Threat: ‘Seems Like Leno’s Handiwork’

David Letterman on Monday made light of a “jihadist” death threat against him, thanking the audience in advance for being his “human shield.”

The late-night funny man also had a sneaking suspicion who was behind it. While federal authorities investigate the threat, Letterman said “this seems like Leno’s handiwork.”The threat, posted in an online forum, called for Letterman’s tongue to be cut out, adding that he “showed his evil nature and and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims …”

But it’s nothing new, Letterman said. “I wish I had a nickel for everytime a guy has threatened to cut …” he said.

Letterman dedicated his top-ten list to “Thoughts that went through my head after hearing about the threat.”

10. “Someone wants to silence me? Get in line.”

9. “Nothing says summer fun like a death threat.”

8. “Why is the staff in such a good mood?”

7. “Save me, Oprah.”

6 “Should i wear my kevlar hairpiece?”

5. “And here I thought nobody watched the show.”

4. How can someone be so angry at a time whe Kim Kardashian is so happy?”

3. “Some people get Emmy nominations; some people get death threats.”

2. “This seems like Leno’s handiwork.”

1. “Oh my god! they cancelled the George Lopez Show.”

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Watch Letterman’s top-ten list:

h/t The Atlantic Wire

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