A college in the midwestern U.S. state of Illinois is taking steps to fire a professor who linked Islam to Christianity in an online posting.
The administration at Wheaton College, a Christian evangelical university, has recommended associate professor Larycia Hawkins lose her tenured-track position.
In a December 10 posting on Facebook, Hawkins, a Christian, said she stands in religious solidarity with Muslims because they "are people of the book" and "worship the same God."
The college says "while Islam and Christianity are both monotheistic, we believe there are fundamental differences between the two faiths." READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWSN ONLINE