It's not really my question, but apparently it's an important one for some people:
Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? College suspends professor who said yes.
More like a school for religious indoctrination than a college, but that's how the Washington Post describes it.
Wheaton College, a prominent evangelical school in Illinois, has placed a professor on administrative leave after she posted on Facebook that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God.”
The official school statement Tuesday about associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins’s suspension said Wheaton professors should “engage in and speak about public issues in ways that faithfully represent the College’s evangelical Statement of Faith.”
What she posted:
“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,” she wrote. “I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book … But as I tell my students, theoretical solidarity is not solidarity at all. Thus, beginning tonight, my solidarity has become embodied solidarity.”
And maybe they were also unhappy about this:
Muslims "like me, a Christian, are people of the book," she wrote on Facebook, explaining her decision. "And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God."
Maybe citing the pope as an authority is another mark against her at an "evangelical school". I wonder whether they would even agree that the pope "worships the same god"?
What's more, she's wearing a hijab to show "solidarity" with Muslims, and now student protesters are supporting her by doing the same. Those uppity students! How dare they question the received dogma!