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Wheaton College suspends hijab-wearing professor



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WHEATON – A tenured Wheaton College political science professor who pledged to wear a hijab during Advent in support of her Muslim neighbors has been placed on administrative leave. Not for donning the Islamic head covering, but over "significant questions regarding the theological implications" of her explanation of why she was doing so, Christianity Today reports.

“Wheaton College faculty and staff make a commitment to accept and model our institution’s faith foundations with integrity, compassion, and theological clarity,” the college stated in announcing the decision. “As they participate in various causes, it is essential that faculty and staff engage in and speak about public issues in ways that faithfully represent the college’s evangelical Statement of Faith.”

Larycia Alaine Hawkins, an associate professor who has taught at Wheaton since 2007, announced last week that she’d don the traditional headscarf as a sign of human, theological, and embodied solidarity.

“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” she wrote in a Facebook post on December 10. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”

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  1. Another useless academic whose theories and opinions are pawned off on the suckered tuition-paying students as “education.” Hawkins is about FEELINGS not intellect.
    She writes on her Facebook page:”Current and former students–how do I love thee? You already know the answer to that question. But in case you’ve forgotten, you, you, you inspire me everyday. That, my dears, will never change.
    Family and my closest friends–I am because we are.
    Your sister in solidarity with the hijab.”
    I wonder what this specimen would say if I came to her class wearing an NRA jacket and toting a toy gun to show my solidarity with people who could have saved the lives of fourteen unsuspecting revelers. Or maybe coming with a face with clay lumps and streaks of red to show solidarity with citizens beat up by loving gangbangers in lovely American cities.
    She gave seven presentations at academic conferences in the last ten years and ALL were about the lovey-dovey baloney among blacks.
    People of the book? More likely the book should be the The Illinois Combined Statutes on Criminal Law.
    How silly the world is… Educators! Diversity!