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They arrived at Mosul airporton an airliner of Dragon Air, the official airline of Dragonisia. Each had the imperial seal on the rear part of the Cabin near the rear exit hatch. As it touched down the aircraft would move to the taxi way following all tower instructions. In this case they were riding the shorter variant of the liner family, flight tagged: B-HSH.
 

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While in the taxi process, the retinue aboard waited to disembark, curious the kind of greeting would wait them. The pilot contacted the tower and notified they were ready to disembark and asked for the procedures they'd preferred to be used, if to head to a gate, or a disembarkation area.

 

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The plane was flagged down and guided along the runway toward a carefully staged disembarkation area where Ghurabaa representatives waited patiently. Several flags representing Dranonisia and the Caliphate waved side by side behind them.
 

 Two lines of Ghurabaa mujahideen troops stood ceremonially with Black and Tan camouflaged fatigues and AK-47s. The majority of the fighters provided most of their own weapons and gear, but here in Mosul a vanguard was established with some uniformity and increased training.

 

As the diplomatic team would disembark, the lead representative Zainab Kassim Alawad (female) would welcome them, refraining from shaking the hand of any male diplomats as per Islamic custom. 

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An retinue of Indian, human males, dressed in formal suits as if they'd just walked out of a board room exited the plane. At the head of them was Samaira Kumar, the nation's leading expert in Middle Eastern politics and an actual practitioner of Islam though much likely a more liberalized strain of it than is being practiced locally. He scheduled their arrival an hour before the noon prayers were to begin. 

"As-salamu alaykum." He greeted the other team and its lead, Alawad. He continued in Arabic, "What is the itinerary for our visitation?" Several of the diplomats carried laptop bags and briefcases with equipment to document the event and do their work.
 

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“Wa alaikum salam, and welcome to the Ghurabaa Caliphate, the true and reborn Muslim State.”  Zainab replied. The two men accompanying her where there to have relevant diplomatic documents accessible and make a record of the events of the meeting. The Caliphate, being a young nation, is still fleshing out the working arms of its government. Talented, educated Muslims such as Zainab are rare and critical assets to any future success on the geopolitical stage. 
Zainab leads the group toward two large SUVs repossessed from the former Mosuli government. 

“If you would please follow me,” she continued, “today’s itinerary includes a brief  tour of central Mosul where you will glimpse such historic sites as the Grand Mosque, your trip will conclude at the former Governing Palace where a special welcoming celebration has been prepared just for you. Once you are settled in we will begin our discussions.” She stands beside their guests SUV and adds, “I shouldn’t say... at the conclusion of our meeting, you will be able to meet our Amir al-Mumineen himself.” 

 

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Upon completing the tour the team would be welcomed to the repurposed diplomatic Palace. They would be seated, offered drinks and a light meal option, as they were informed a small performance was about to commence. 
 Following the short and romanticized explanation of the battle of Mosul, two young mujahideen, dressed in combat attire and pulled freshly off the front lines appeared on the small stage. To the dismay of their fellow fighters, whom they motivated with their singing, they were brought home to perform an emotional nasheed lamenting their former, hedonistic lives before finding hope in a reborn Muslim State.

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After the Nasheed, Samaira commented with applause, "We admire the level of conviction in your fighters, Zainab. While we have watched your people work from afar to rebuild society here in Mosul, we have hoped to gain an ally in this region; one in tune with local culture, traditions, and customs." He took a drink from the offered beverages, then continued.  "We're aware of you displacing the Kurds, but we're willing to tolerate that because the world has been in chaos and they have many places they can relocate to. So our question to you is; beyond the caliphate what is the nature of Ghurabaa's ambitions? What's after Mosul? What are the dreams of your leaders, your people?"

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Zainab takes a cloth and dabs it under her eyes after the performance. "We are honored to see you enjoyed our humble welcome. A man who is willing to give up everything he loved in this world for the love of the next, makes for the greatest warrior mankind can produce. These men, our lions, they are able to defeat much larger armies because they are simply unafraid to die."

Zainab adjusts her hijab making sure no hair has been exposed. "Ahem. Yes, the Kurds have seen some limited displacement. But this is exclusive to the region of Erbil, their purported capitol, and its vicinity- this is not a war upon the Kurds themselves. I say this with unequivocal respect toward your nation; their people (Kurds) are afflicted by strong secularist sentiments. They have striven fruitlessly for nationhood for many years. But the Caliphate recognizes that many Kurds consider themselves Muslims, that are merely in need of.. perhaps, a reminder. We will fight them only as long as they continue to resist. Excuse me." She takes a sip of water as she considers how her words will fall with their guests. 

"You are right to note that our efforts are intended to bring order and end the fitnah (chaos) in the region. And that brings us to the nature of our Caliphate and our ambitions. What we are building is a community in accordance with what we call the Prophetic Practice, which outlines the purpose and function of a Muslim society based entirely on the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.  It is a nation of the Muslims, but it lacks the juristic personality and territorial character of the modern state, while it does hold dominion over the lands it conquers. It is the realm of the believers all over the world who give allegiance to it, not based upon the modern notion of sovereignty & we recognize no such thing as the separation of religion and politics. The Caliphate's existence and advancement is our sole political aim, and the protection of Muslims worldwide is our goal. And, how would you, sir, describe the state of the Muslims within your country?"

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"Unoppressed and free to worship. We contest with the other faiths so long as we do not subscribe to violence in the methods. We are comfortable as we vy to spread the teachings of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the arena of ideas. The Dragonisians are loose on their reigns and allow local governance so our communities are able to keep the Prophet's laws and administer ourselves. As the prophet's laws spread, so does his word. The Jihad is eternal, but the government is fair, which prevents us from being in conflict with the dragons. Their Emperor seems content to allow the people of the lands to govern themselves as they will so long as general unity is preserved and national law is not breached. We are indeed sheltered by the state and the use of their systems to spread our doctrine has allowed our laws and teachings to reach farther than they would in its absence. Even if our faith is not explicitly taught in its schools, as none are, understanding of our doctrine and our ways is part of cultural studies to ensure even if students do not convert they at least understand what they have rejected."

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