Initial reports said the professor was suspended for wearing a hijab but there’s more to the story.

The Chicago Tribune reported.

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

Wheaton College has suspended a tenured professor who said Christians and Muslims share the same God, sparking protests Wednesday afternoon on the west suburban campus.

Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the private evangelical Christian college, announced last week that she would wear a traditional headscarf as part of her Advent devotion to show support for Muslims who have been under greater scrutiny since mass shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.

“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” she posted on Facebook. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”

But it was that explanation of her gesture that concerned some evangelical Christians, who read her statement as a conflation of Christian and Muslim theology.

“While Islam and Christianity are both monotheistic, we believe there are fundamental differences between the two faiths, including what they teach about God’s revelation to humanity, the nature of God, the path to salvation and the life of prayer,” Wheaton College said in a statement.

Hawkins will address her suspension during a news conference at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple on Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, in Wheaton, students in the grip of finals gathered on the front steps of the college’s administration building to deliver a letter to President Philip Ryken and Provost Stan Jones, demanding Hawkins’ reinstatement.

Wyatt Harms, a senior, said supporting Hawkins, who is “unparalleled in her academics,” was a more urgent priority than studying.

“Dr. Hawkins is an essential part of the community here,” said Harms, a political science major who has taken several of Hawkins’ classes. “She’s a refuge for so many students on campus.”