The stronghold in Mali was to be the centerpiece of a larger Qaeda emirate across the Sahel from Mauretania to Nigeria.
Instead, the emirate tried to reinvent itself as a finance and tourism hub.
You have a line in the film where you joke to James, “I live in an emirate.”
The group followed that strategy after the Afghan Taliban emirate was toppled in 2001.
The heartland of the old Islamic emirate of Afghanistan has never accepted the legitimacy of its overthrow in 2001.
They believe they have this emirate in Gaza [and that] it will be expanded to some other countries.
It developed that he wants an Islamic emirate in Afghanistan, not democracy, which is "Western."
In 1313 the town was taken by Saru Khan and became the capital of the Turcoman emirate of that name.
Toward the close of the ninth century the emirate began to break under the strain of constant war.