The following is an open letter to Mayor Gus Gomez:
As an Armenian-American columnist formerly of the city of Chicago, I
am glad that the silent majority of Glendale finally rejected the bigotry
and hate displayed by a vocal few, which brought shame to this wonderful
I doubt that they have come to their senses as they do not have a
basic understanding and sensitivity to the feelings of the people of
Glendale. Their only intention was to disseminate hatred and friction
between the different communities in the city.
We are proud of your courageous efforts as demonstrated during this
crisis. You handled the whole matter with dignity and civility, knowing
very well that this could threaten the future of our city. By being
steadfast during these difficult months, you signified to us all the
fundamental and universal values of human rights that are so essential to
our democracy’s future.