Wheaton College suspends dhimmi professor

A few days ago, Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at Wheaton College (a Christian college in Illinois) announced her plan to wear a hijab during Advent because she loves Muslims, and because Christians and Muslims worship the same God and are made from the same clay.  Being a social justice warrior, she urged other women to follow her lead – though not after being a good little dhimmi and consulting with CAIR to make sure it would be okay for her to don a head scarf.  (For more info, see AT blog post here.)

Hawkins (who in addition to being a dhimmi is also a BLM sympathizer) has now been suspended by the college, which is the very least they could do.  The suspension is based on Hawkins’s claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.  Breitbart reports:

“In response to significant questions regarding the theological implications of statements that Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Hawkins has made about the relationship of Christianity to Islam, Wheaton College has placed her on administrative leave, pending the full review to which she is entitled as a tenured faculty member,” said a Wheaton College statement Tuesday regarding Hawkins’ suspension.

“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 continued. “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.”

The response by the college can be summed up in one word: weak.

I grant that they zeroed in on her most blatant heterodoxy: that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.  Various theologians differ on that question, and Wheaton is entitled to its own theology.  But it is profoundly disappointing that a Christian college would have no statement on any of the rest of her views.

The college could have used this as an opportunity to speak out against the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East at the hands of devout Muslims, otherwise known as jihadists.

The college could have used this as an opportunity to speak out against CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood and the way Judeo-Christian values are being decimated by this creeping speeding sharia infecting our culture.

The college could have used this as an opportunity to question why it is that Muslims don’t stand in solidarity with Christians and Jews.

The college could have used this as an opportunity to talk about the real danger for Muslim women and girls with respect to wearing a hijab.  Danger = murder.

In any case, that’s not what the college did.  And so far, it appears that Hawkins is dug into her position.

If I had to take a guess as to how this will end, I’d wager she’ll be back to teaching soon enough as the issue fades from public view, as the college caves to pressure from students (who have already held protests) and perhaps even other faculty siding with Hawkins, and as administrators fear being labeled racists and Islamophobes.  They already included language in their statement noting that Hawkins’s suspension was not due to race (or gender or her desire to wear a hijab).

And/or Hawkins will sue.  If so, perhaps she’ll put together a crackerjack legal team recommended by Al Sharpton and members of CAIR.

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