Ever been to Jakarta ?
Yes. The photo of the swingset is from a palm oil plantation just west of Jakarta. The last photo with the elephant was also taken in a village (Sumatra). I took those photographs.
but they mostly live in cities or villages.
Indonesia, where Jakarta is located has about half the population rural and half urban. It has the largest islamic population in the word.
2nd largest Islamic population by country is Pakistan which is about 2/3 rural by population.
Next largest is India which is about 3/4 rural.
Next largest is Bangledesh which is also around 3/4 rural by population.
Although many Muslims live in places like Jakarta, far more Muslims in Southeast Asia live in rural areas than urban areas such as Jakarta (Kuala Lumpur, Medan, Dhaka, etc.).
To turn the question around, have you ever been to the rural areas of Indonesia or only Jakarta? Or have you even been there at all? Most of them live in rural areas.
PS, you are missing the whole point. The point was that most of them live outside the Middle East where most of the violence takes place. Most of them live in Southeast Asia and have never see a camel.
(I also have plenty of photos of Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Medan as well, but didn't have them on hand and pulled these off my FB account).
Maybe he meant better as in safer?
The mountain they were climbing has a death rate of 22.3%. I would bet the chances of the mountain killing are greater than that of a person killing you on Nanga Parbat. Of course I'd much rather be killed by the mountain though.
I would like to go to the Karakorum some day, but not now.
I'm slow and fat. Unfortunately, those are my good qualities.