Love Your Neighbor – But Don’t Quite Love Your Muslim Neighbor

Source: The Huffington Post

An act of interfaith outreach and human solidarity took place in the Chicago suburbs, by one Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a Professor at Wheaton College, a Evangelical Christian institution. This act of solidarity is now quite possibly costing Dr. Hawkins her job. At a time when Islamophobia is reaching an all-time high, resulting in hysteria and hate crimes, Dr. Hawkins donned a hijab in solidarity with the Muslim community. She also posted a statement on social media to this effect. It is part of her statement that resulted in her being put on administrative leave followed by a move to terminate her employment with Wheaton College.

The part of her statement the college seems to have a problem with is the following:

“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.” ~Dr. Larycia Hawkins


Categories: America

1 reply

  1. “Say:O People of the Book! Come to a good word between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Him. – Then, if they turn back, say: Bear witness, that we are Muslims (submitted to God).” [Holy-Koran 3:64]

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