1 Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University;
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), p, 163.
“The parochialism of Western public opinion is striking. When a single racial or religiously-motivated murder takes place in Europe or North America, the event occasions widespread soul-searching, but when thousands are massacred on the grounds of their faith in Nigeria, Indonesia, or the Sudan, the story rarely registers. Some lives are worth more than others.”1