That’s getting easier to do with the population growing. Recent research estimates about one in four people in the world are Muslim, and perhaps one in three by 2050. Don’t think of the Middle East when you hear the word, says Juan Cole:
The really big Muslim populations are not in the Middle East, which is largely arid and wouldn’t support such populations. It is in relatively well-watered places such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia in Asia where the bulk of Muslims live.