Although we've discussed veils in the past concerning Catholic women in the pews, now a Muslim convert in France is enlisting the Virgin Mary in her defense of the burqa -- as France debates a proposed ban on veils for all women. While I stand by all the arguments I made here (on a secular blog) I find it even more offensive from a religious standpoint that Muslims are allowed to pick and choose from Christianity what will bolster their arguments for their faith. We don't like that "cafeteria" mentality in our own pews, much less from folks outside the fold. Furthermore, to follow the thread of "what Mary did/wore/said" leaves out the bulk of who she really was and what we owe to her in terms of our salvation (and one doesn't even want to peek into the Islamic view of Jesus' conception, which is too vulgar for words).
As a convert myself, I understand the zealousness involved in embracing a new world view, but unfortunately the Muslima interviewed by the Beeb managed to throw most of the French under the bus along with any coherent Mariology. And sadly, no Christians in Europe have responded with a defense of the faith.