An opinion on veils

While discussing veils in an interview, Salman Rushdie said simply, "veils suck." He was supporting the commends of Jack Straw, the Commons Leader, who believes that veils are a "visible statement of separation" that was detrimental to the community.
"[Jack Straw] was expressing an important opinion, which is that veils suck - which they do. Speaking as somebody with three sisters and a very largely female Muslim family, there is not a single woman I know in my family, or in their friends, who would have accepted the wearing of a veil."
The former chairman of the Muslim Council of Britain dismissed Mr. Rushdie's comments, citing that he had "no credibility" in the Muslim community.

I wonder if such blatant statements mean his odds have gone down for winning the Nobel?

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