“That’s right, my father was a carpenter, but one day, he came home with a bloodied head. Whose hands had done this? The hands of the people of the Sultan. What for? For being a Christian.
Judge for yourself – after this, could the son of a poor carpenter continue doing his crafts as if nothing happened? It was not good life that forced us to arm ourselves and climb the mountains.
You call us robbers, but we are honest fedayis, and the government should look for robbers in itself. We did no harm to the civilian population. Khalil was a criminal, and with this hand, I cut off his head. So it will be with all criminals!”
Andranik Zoravar, Excerpt from the book “Call of the Plowmen”