Many iranians also believe that in so many ways they are second to none. Failure to accept or encourage criticism and an inability to see the merits in the works or beliefs of others are dangerous. Iran also has many fantastic poets whose work predates Islam. These too have been banned in some instances by religious conservatives with similar concerns. Many Iranian artists and authors also speak out against this kind of censorship. Most of the restrictions in Iran, on women, and clothing, and eduction all happened within the last 30 years and some of them gradually. The question is how many works need to be censored in the name of religion before comparison is complete. And how do you stop it unless you question and criticize every time?
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli author: Censorship turning Israel into mini-Iran