If I'm not mistaken, India does its share of "living by the sword" as well. I think that it posesses one of the largest navies in the world, has used its military in several territorial conflicts with its neighbors, and has also carried out a nuclear testing duel with Pakistan. So, who's the devil out there?
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
from the article: Ahmadinejad: Israel is 'flag of Satan,' may face disintegration