An Armenian from a village in Yeghegnadzor expressed his disgust about sects in Armenia: “During the war, a member of a sect that prohibits bearing arms, no matter the danger, was told to stand guard at an outpost bordering Nakhichevan. One night the Turks came. The sect member didn’t raise his rifle or fire a shot at the Turks. Not only was he killed, but his fellow soldiers all died. I suppose members of his sect would say he did the right thing. But to me, he was a traitor, and a stupid one at that.
“And the West, the US and Europe, tell us that this is part of democracy, that these cowards have ‘rights?’”