08/17/2011 03:49 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2011

David Letterman Death Threat: Jihadist Site Calls For Host's Killing (VIDEO)

A jihadist website has issued a death threat against David Letterman, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The threat was issued after Letterman referenced Ilyas Kashmiri, an al Qaeda leader killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in June, on his late night show. Letterman apparently joked about Kashmiri's death, something that enraged a poster on the website.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, the user called for someone to "cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever."

Letterman, who is not Jewish, is not the first comic to receive death threats. In 2010, the creators of "South Park" were threatened after they depicted Muhammad in a bear suit.

It's also not the first time Letterman has been a criminal target. He famously confessed to having affairs after a CBS News staffer threatened to blackmail him in 2009.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story characterized Letterman's affairs as "extramarital." Letterman married his wife in March 2009, but no dates have been established for the affairs.