You are quite right. Hazrat Umar and other Sahaba Kiraam were doers. They did not play with rosaries.
Every one of the commanders used to announce to the enemy: "Remember that we are those who love martyrdom more than you love lives."
The current Muslims?
MUSALMAAN DER GORE - MUSLMAANI DER KITAAB.
[True Muslims rest in graves - Their claim of Muslim-being is locked in the Book]