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Professor at Christian college faces dismissal for defense of Muslims

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WHEATON, Ill. — A professor at Wheaton College was asked to resign and faces termination procedures for wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim head scarf, and expressing support of Muslims on Facebook, according to WGN-TV.

Professor Larycia Hawkins will face a hearing before fellow tenured professors, who will recommend to the college provost whether she deserves dismissal. WGN reports the college accuses Hawkins of making statements contrary to the school’s religious beliefs.

Hawkins posted in December on Facebook a comment that said Christians and Muslims believe in the same God and showed solidarity with Muslim women by wearing the traditional headdress. She appeared at a news conference without the hijab but with a group of fellow professors, students, and citizens who support her.

The college’s president stated the school has “no stated position on wearing of headscarves as a gesture of care and concern” for Muslims.

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  • Keet

    Really, Fox? She was asked to resign and faces termination procedures for wearing a hijab? Nothing could be further from the truth but truth and accuracy do not seem to be one your strong suits!

    Here are the details and this is the fourth time she has come up on similar charges for defying the colleges doctrinal standards:
    Wheaton College said it placed Hawkins on administrative leave in December because of theological statements “that seem inconsistent with Wheaton College’s doctrinal convictions, which she voluntarily agreed to support and uphold when she entered into an employment agreement with the college.”

    The college said it has had frank conversations with Hawkins on doctrinal issues as it pursued the possibility of reconciliation with her but that “Hawkins has stated clearly her unwillingness to participate in such further clarifying conversations.”

  • J.B.

    I guess this is what happens when you let a muslim into a Christian college…
    despite the fact that her “beliefs” are going to cause trouble there almost immediately…Good grief….
    her rights are violated…she has been wronged..she is going to sue…
    but then again, that is the entire point isn’t it? infiltrate, disrupt and cause trouble while screaming that she is a victim and surrounded by “enemies”, because lets face it…if you are not a muslim, you ARE the enemy to a muslim..
    It is a common practice that has been repeated for thousands of years by the muslim ideology.
    why in the past 50 years the west has completely forgotten that glaring historical fact is completely beyond me..

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