This is just another statement of the Islamic jihadists’ oft-repeated desire for death. A Muslim child preacher taunted those he has been taught to hate most: “Oh Zionists, we love death for the sake of Allah, just as much as you love life for the sake of Satan.” Jihad mass murderer Mohamed Merah said that he “loved death more than they loved life.” Nigerian jihadist Abubakar Shekau said: “I’m even longing for death, you vagabond.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s wife advised Muslim women: “I advise you to raise your children in the cult of jihad and martyrdom and to instil in them a love for religion and death.” And as one jihadist put it, “We love death. You love your life!” And another: “The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death.” That was from Afghan jihadist Maulana Inyadullah.
Of course, this idea comes from the Qur’an itself: “Say (O Muhammad): O ye who are Jews! If ye claim that ye are favoured of Allah apart from (all) mankind, then long for death if ye are truthful.” — Qur’an 62:6
“Hamas: We ‘love death for Allah,'” by Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch, July 31, 2014:
Two of the most senior Hamas leaders appeared on Hamas TV yesterday saying that Hamas loves death like Israelis love life.
A recorded statement by Hamas Chief of Staff Muhammad Deif, prepared during the current Gaza war, announced:
“Today you [Israelis] are fighting divine soldiers,
who love death for Allah like you love life,
and who compete among themselves for Martyrdom
like you flee from death.”
Hamas TV also chose to broadcast yesterday a statement former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in the past:
“We love death like our enemies love life!
We love Martyrdom, the way in which [Hamas] leaders died.”
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 30, 2014]
Palestinian Media Watch reported last week that Hamas TV claimed Palestinian civilians who died in the current conflict were privileged to have died as Martyrs.