Iran’s Culture Minister: Book Filtering too tight in Iran
Publish Date : Tuesday 8 October 2013 - 16:04
Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati has said that filtering of books in Iran has been too strict and many of the cases have been unfairly expurgated.
Addressing the welcoming ceremony of the Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Jannati said on Tuesday that censorship of books cannot be handed over to a bunch of university students.
He asserted that the current criteria for filtering out book contents are too strict.
“Had the holy Quran was not divine, it would have already been censored by the same filters,“said Jannati.
He also talked about his plans for expansion of Islamic values in the created cultural works in the market.
He further explained that he delayed his pick for the post of cultural deputy of the ministry due to the sensitivity of the post and its significance.