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    College Suspends Hijab-Wearing Christian Professor

    It was supposed to unify. Wheaton College’s Larycia Hawkins is wearing a headscarf in solidarity with Muslims throughout Advent. In a Facebook post, the political science professor noted how both religions worship the same God. Some members of the clergy are supporting her, but administrators at the private evangelical school took issue with her religious commentary, suspending her through the spring semester. While some Muslim women have decried such “hijab tourism,” the suspension sparked protests on the Illinois campus yesterday, along with demands for the school to apologize and reinstate Hawkins.

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