Salman Rushdie gave his opinion in the niqab debate that was sparked by Jack straw.
He said: "Straw was expressing an important opinion which is that veils suck, which they do. I think that the veil is a way of taking power away from women."
Rushdie also said: "I think the battle against the veil has been a long and continuing battle against the limitation of women, so in that sense I am completely on Straw's side."
And I am completely on Salman's side.