World Muslim Population

Muslims have been receiving overwhelmingly negative attention in the past years and I can only think that this has been brought about by Islamic fundamentalists and the War on Terror. It seems to me that the mainstream image of Muslims has been tarnished and I would like to contribute my opinion to this issue. It should be understood that extremists are always in the minority by definition and therefore, to accept this tarnished mainstream image of Muslims would be unfair and just simply inaccurate. Furthermore, the perception that Muslims are predominately in the Middle East is also false; only 20 percent of Muslims live there while 60 percent live in Asia, the highest concentration living in Indonesia as shown in the chart below.