A regular reader in New York sends this interesting little piece of news from the White House Press Office:
Get a load of the first sentence of this White House statement:
“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports that Iranian authorities’ reaffirmed a death sentence for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani for the sole reason of his refusal to recant his Christian faith.”
I hope it is merely sloppy writing that makes this condemnation so Islamic: Neither the death sentence nor its reaffirmation is condemned. These actions are okay. What is condemned is the reporting.
Such news should not be publicized, says the unnamed Press Secretary.