It is with great sorrow that I read about the vandalism at the Jewish Community Center currently under construction.
I’m sure Flagstaff is horrified that such an action took place here. We consider ourselves civilized and tolerant and this behavior does not reflect who we are as a community. The spread of hate across the country has arrived in Flagstaff with internet attacks on women, NAU faculty and now on a community center. These anonymous attacks against our friends and neighbors is not freedom of speech, but its antithesis. It is an attempt to terrorize us into a uniform, totalitarian mold. It is undemocratic and un-American. It is our duty to stop this from growing; ignoring the problem will not make it go away.
HARRIET H. YOUNG