Report: Madonna Receives Death Threats From Muslim Extremists

Threats said linked to IDF Gaza op; Madonna has reportedly hired two Israeli bodyguards.

Pop-icon Madonna has received death threats from Muslim extremists following the Israel Defense Forces' ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip, according to a report by the newspaper People.

Madonna, who is known worldwide for being an aficionado of Kabbala, has visited Israel several times in the past.

Following the threats Madonna reportedly hired two Israeli bodyguards to provide security for her and her family.

The report states that an internet site affiliated with Muslim extremists quotes a top official of the Palestinian Popular Front committees' saying "If I meet her? I will have the honor of being first to behead her if they continue to spread their satanic culture against Islam."

The bodyguards that were hired warned Madonna's husband, Guy Ritchie, that his home, located on a busy London street, is in danger of being attacked, especially when he is looking after the couple's three children.

Madonna has requested that Ritchie, from whom she had recently separated, find a new home that would be safer, and the latter promised to do so upon his return from New York. Meanwhile, the children are staying at a different location.

According to the paper, a source close to the family said: "It's a terrible situation. Madonna wouldn't normally dream of stopping her children from seeing their father."