Wheaton University Argument

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Students from Wheaton College are demanding the suspended associate professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins to be reinstated, by holding sit-ins in the campus.

Hawkins wore hijab during the Christian Advent to show solidarity with Muslims, but was suspended over her remarks in a Facebook post, saying that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."

The school published a statement on college website explaining that she was given some time off to explore theological implications of her public statements.

"On December 15, 2015, Wheaton College placed Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Hawkins on paid administrative leave in order to give more time to explore theological implications of her recent public statements concerning Christianity and Islam. In
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"I am committed to engaging in dialogue with appropriate colleagues at Wheaton toward the goal of reaching reconciliation so that I may continue to live out my vocation as a Christian scholar and teacher with my faculty colleagues and my remarkable students," she said.

Hawkins posted two photos of herself in a hijab on Facebook, along with detailed posts of why she sticks to wearing it all the time during the Advent and her views on religion.

"As part of my Advent Worship, I will wear the hijab to work at Wheaton College, to play in Chi-town, in the airport and on the airplane to my home state that initiated one of the first anti-Sharia laws (read: unconstitutional and Islamophobic), and at church."

About a week ago, she had posted on her Facebook page that she will wear a hijab in support of Muslims who are looked upon suspiciously since Paris and San Bernardino massacres.

The college did not take a stand on her for wearing a hijab, but for the reason she had cited in one of her posts saying that Christians and Muslims "are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same
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