Many people around the world probably assume that the largest Muslim countries on earth are located in the Middle East. However population statistics show that three of the top five largest Muslim nations are located in the Asian-Pacific region. Combined, the region contains nearly half of all Muslims living on earth. The largest Middle East Arab Muslim
country, Egypt, ranks only number six on the world’s rapidly growing Islamic population list, with fewer than 77 million Muslims living there. The largest Muslim country by far is the island nation of Indonesia, with an Islamic population nearly three times larger than Egypt’s at 210 million Muslims. Probably to the surprise of many, the second largest Muslim
population, 167 million, resides in the mainly Hindu nation of India, the second largest country on earth. Next comes the south Asian nations of Pakistan, which shares a border with India, and Bangladesh, with combined populations of over 300 million people. Coming in fifth is the West African country of Nigeria with nearly 80 million Muslims, followed by Egypt, ranked number six.
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About the Program
In April 1991 the first Friends of Israel radio program, a 15-minute daily broadcast hosted by Elwood McQuaid, aired on just six stations in the Philadelphia area. Today our program is heard on nearly 500 outlets in America and abroad. Our “Eye on the Middle East”, hosted by David Dolan, is a hard-hitting, fast-paced, 2-minute daily program that tells listeners the straight story of what is happening in Israel.
About the Host
David Dolan is a Jerusalem-based author and journalist. Born and raised in the United States, he has lived and worked in Israel since 1980.
After studying at a Bible College in his native Pacific Northwest, Dolan graduated from a broadcasting journalism school in 1976.