Yes homosexuality is a problem in some middle eastern countries. Though I have to check which ones because I have heard people say that they live in a certain middle eastern country, being gay themselves and they don't execute gays. Also I have heard arguments that the Koran doesn't say to kill gays that its taken out of context. It says to condemn them but not kill them. The Koran is actually against most forms of murder. There only 2 reasons to get the death penalty under the koran. Adultery and a being murderer. You have to pay attention to wording. Safest and safer. It doesn't mean its completely exempt from crime, but overall it is safer when compared to other countries. And homosexuality is only a minor population, so when considering for the majority people it is safer.