For many Christians, it is a hard line to find much less walk. They feel as though they see something that needs correcting. People being abused or minimized, slandered, or otherwise mistreated. We see that God calls on us to seek justice for all people living among us, no matter their beliefs or background. In this way, we hope to win some to Christ. But we must not so identify with those we see as victims as to think idolaters and pagans are our brothers.
This is especially acute for people while so much has happened with Muslims. The attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have put many on edge. They wish to rid themselves of threats, perceived or real. This has caused some to call for the cessation of Muslim immigrants. People like Donald Trump and Franklin Graham have said that the wisest thing is to shut them out. And in response one lady has sought to show her support for her potential Muslim Neighbor.
Christian News reports
A professor at a prominent Christian university in Illinois posted photos of herself wearing an Islamic hijab this past week, stating that she was doing so to show solidarity with Muslims.
Larycia Hawkins is an associate political science director at Wheaton College, one of the most renown Christian schools in the world. On Thursday, she posted two photos of herself wearing a hijab, and stated in a lengthy explanation that she plans to wear it everywhere she goes during the Advent—including at the Christian college and to church.
Now, what this means is that she is going to be wearing a recognizable religious garment of a false religion into a prominent Protestant College. The professor will wear this as an act of solidarity.
The Christian Post reports
“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 stated. “But as I tell my students, theoretical solidarity is not solidarity at all. Thus, beginning tonight, my solidarity has become embodied solidarity.”
“As part of my Advent Worship, I will wear the hijab to work at Wheaton College, to play in Chi-town, in the airport and on the airplane to my home state that initiated one of the first anti-Sharia laws (read: unconstitutional and Islamophobic), and at church,” she added
Now, there are several problems with the statement Hawkins makes. First, she completely ignores the fact that the Muslim and the Christian both would agree that Yahweh and Allah are two completely different gods.
In the first place, if we just look in the area of God Proper, the study of God, we find that these two can never mesh. Allah is completely transcendent; that is, he is in no way close to the creation. He is neither bound by his word or his promises. On the other hand, Yahweh is bound to be truthful. He says that he never lies and cannot lie Titus 1:2.
Second, the Pope and Ms. Hawkins misunderstand the words of Christ. He was clear in John 14:6 when He said: Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” No matter what these people think they know about God, no one comes to the Father apart from Christ. This then means that the Muslims are not worshipping God, but a demon.
Lastly, this woman believes that the laws to protect the Constitution from Sharia are Islamophobic. The problem is that to have a phobia is to have an irrational fear of something. A fear of Islam or Muslims is not irrational. They are blowing up, shooting, and beheading those who oppose their fascist takeover of the world.
The only question that remains is what will Wheaton do about her post.