Professor at Christian college wearing hijab during Advent
Larycia Hawkins is a political science professor at Wheaton College, a Christian college in Illinois. On Thursday, she announced on her Facebook page that she will wear a hijab throughout Advent as a symbol of solidarity with Muslims. She plans to wear it everywhere: to work, to class, to church, and on the plane ride home for the Christmas holiday. The Christian Post reports:
“I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American. I love my Muslim neighbor because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity…I stand in human solidarity with my Muslim neighbor because we are formed of the same primordial clay, descendants of the same cradle of humankind — a cave in Sterkfontein, South Africa that I had the privilege to descend into to plumb the depths of our common humanity in 2014.”
Hawkins…further asserted that not only are Muslims her neighbors but they also "worship the same God."
“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God”….
“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.”….
She loves her Muslim neighbor because of her dignity, because they are both descendants of the same place in South Africa, because they’re made of the same clay, and, if all of that weren’t enough to make any non-Muslim woman want to run out and don a hijab, because they “worship the same God.”
No they don’t.
The Christian God is a God of love. The Muslim God is a God of hate.
Love. Hate. Not the same.
Ms. Hawkins appears to be lacking some very basic abilities in the discernment department. But that’s not all. Hawkins seems to have a problem with anti-sharia legislation. She confuses that which is unconstitutional (sharia) with that which protects our constitution (anti-sharia legislation).
The poor thing just can’t keep basic ideas straight in her mind.
And of course, no social justice warrior can get a gold star without hoping others will follow in her footsteps, because, you know, what she is doing is righteous.
The Wheaton College professor further explained that she hopes she is not the only non-Muslim woman wearing a hijab this holiday season, as she desires to start a movement of women showing their solidarity for Muslims.
"I invite all women into the narrative that is embodied, hijab-wearing solidarity with our Muslim sisters — for whatever reason. A large scale movement of Women in Solidarity with Hijabs is my Christmas #wish this year," Hawkins continued. "Perhaps you are a Muslim who does not wear the veil normally. Perhaps you are an atheist or agnostic who finds religion silly or inexplicable. Perhaps you are a Catholic or Protestant Christian like me. Perhaps you already cover your head as part of your religious worship, but not a hijab."
Holy smokes! She is so delusional and patronizing that she is actually urging not only non-Muslims to don the symbol of female oppression, but also Muslim women who don’t normally wear the veil to give it a whirl.
But the real kicker came at the end of the article, which explains what an A+ dhimmi Hawkins is:
Hawkins turned to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), where she has a friend on staff, for advice on whether it would be offensive to Muslims if a non-Muslim wears a hijab.
"I asked whether a non-Muslim wearing the hijab was haram (forbidden), patronizing, or otherwise offensive to Muslims. I was assured by my friends at CAIR-Chicago that they welcomed the gesture," she explained. "So please do not fear joining this embodied narrative of actual as opposed to theoretical unity; human solidarity as opposed to mere nationalistic, sentimentality."
Of course it’s not offensive! It’s a sign of dhimmitude. Once conquered, all non-believers who are not slaughtered must adopt the ways of Islam.
But Hawkins appears short on knowledge and long on fabricated leftist ideas. And so she checked with CAIR to make sure she can wear a head scarf, lest this good little dhimmi offend. And, with CAIR’s approval, she urges others to join the dhimmi parade.
It’s hard to know where to begin, but let me just say a couple of things.
First, this woman has no business teaching at a Christian college.
Second, this sickly urge to join with Muslims after terror attacks is a phenomenon I can only describe as mentally ill. That Hawkins feels no need to stand with fellow Christians in the Middle East who are being driven from their homes, tortured, kidnapped, raped, and slaughtered at the hands of Islamic supremacists is sad and disgusting.
I’ll leave the rest of the commentary to AT readers. There are only so many keystrokes one can devote to such abject stupidity that masquerades as self-righteous goodness.
Hat tip: TheBlaze