"Dressing conservatively (according to their standards) probably would have been the biggest issue for me."<quoted text>
I almost moved to Kuwait last year when my boyfriend took a job there. I researched it, we talked to people who had lived there or were currently living there and while it would have been an adjustment, I don't think I would have minded it. It would have been illegal for me to live with my boyfriend there, but we were sent a booklet of "rules" so-to-speak. Dressing conservatively (according to their standards) probably would have been the biggest issue for me.
Even before oil, Islamic countries were successful at many things. Their countries do have extremes in poverty, but seemingly not any different than many of the countries in Africa.
There are many passages that allude to women being inferior. I'm not going to sit here and swap passages back and forth, but Deuteronomy 22:21 condones women being stoned to death. Now, obviously it's not something most if not all Christians abide by, but it's in the bible all the same. Women in general are the inferior sex in the entire bible.
So you would have no problem (if you moved to Kuwait) with wearing a burka or hijab?
Its not like you have a choice in a Muslim Nation as you would in a Christian Nation.