The evangelical higher education institution Wheaton College has suspended tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins after she asserted in a Facebook post last week that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."

The post in question came last Thursday when Hawkins, who has taught at the Wheaton, Illinois institution since 2007, announced on her Facebook page that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims.

"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," Hawkins wrote.

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