“All those who hate me love death” – [YHVH], Proverbs 8:36
“We love death. The US loves life. That is the difference between us two.” – Osama bin Laden, November 2001
I think Osama's quote - especially juxtaposed with the quote fro the Bible - proves that the jihadists are - in their own words, and in comparison with the essence of Judeo-Christian/Western ethos - the essence of evil. Pure, unadulterated, diabolical evil. Utterly false prophets. Poole at TAT has more; RTWT. The New Testament has more, too:
Jesus spoke about creeds - false creeds and false prophets. What he said is very instructional:You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits. - Matthew 7:6-20:
TAT also has this - by Amil Imani -(which relates dirctly to the quote from Matthew):
Sadly enough, instead of Muslims marching out of the suffocating swamps of submission to the meadow of liberty, Allah’s faithful aim to drag the rest of humanity into the deadly Islamic quagmire. Islam may have been an improvement to the life of the nomads that roamed the Arabian deserts some 1400 years ago. The 21st century world, in spite of all its problems and challenges, is not willing to surrender to the clearly failed and failing Islamic experiment.
By failed experiment, Imani obviously means that - by any objective measure, and compared to Western societies - the societies and economies of the Islamic world are awful - swamps. IOW: the fruits of their "tree" are bad. We mustn't let them drag us back into that swamp. Or eat of their bad fruits.