A Virginia Commonwealth University professor of Islamic studies will be teaching her classes through video conferencing for the remainder of the semester because of concerns for her safety.
Amina Wadud sparked international controversy recently when she led an Islamic prayer service that was attended by both men and women.
Islamic tradition calls for men and women to pray separately. Many Islamic clerics condemned her participation in the service, which was conducted in New York.
A VCU spokeswoman indicated that the decision to move Wadud out of the
classroom came after a security review.