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The irony about the nun/hijab comparison is that the very idea for Christian women to cover their hair (the nun's black veil, the wimple) came from Crusaders returning from Palestine. The Crusaders were impressed enough with Muslim women wearing the hijab that they had their women cover themselves as well. (From "Medieval Britain: The Age of Chivalry" by Lloyd and Jennifer Laing, 1996, p. 183)
Interesting and surprising, I think there are a good number of us who don't know that. Thanks JD, your research shines through.
Strategy & Analysis, Islamic Perspective