Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Whether it’s supposed to be reflective of the real Medievel Middle East is irrelevant.Fairly ridiculous though. Al Qadim is not meant to be an accurate reflection of the real Middle East. It is the Middle East as filtered through 1001 Arabian Nights* and Western entertainment. (It even states this in the Arabian Adventures book). No one's hiring proper Medievalists to write about the Sword Coast, I don't see why you need to do so to write about the other regions).
* Let's not forget the original Aladdin story was a semi-autobiographical piece written by a Christian Arab about his journey to Paris.
How about we don’t derail a thread with the same argument this forum has seen a dozen times, that inevitably involves politics and heated social issues that will 100% get the thread locked?