[As of Monday, Obama has 248 days left in office — a newly-elected US president starts official duties on January 20, 2017. Photo © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters]
Dubai: An Emirati lawyer from Dubai has offered a job in his law firm to the soon-to-be-outgoing American President Barack Obama so that he can become “closely acquainted” with the “meaning of tolerance of Islam” once he leaves the White House.
Eisa Bin Haidar made his proposal on Twitter, also promising to pay for the president’s airfare to the Gulf state.
Explaining his move, Haidar said that to understand that Islam is a religion of tolerance, one should travel to the region and socialize with the locals.
“A faction of the American and Western media has constantly profiled Islam as a religion of terror and categorized Muslims as terrorists,” Bin Haidar told Gulf news.
“Well that is absolutely not true. Islam is a religion of tolerance, understanding, forgiveness and acceptance … it is not a religion of terror and Muslims are not terrorists", he added.
In another tweet in Arabic, Haidar said he knew his offer was “a bit weird,” but Obama has to “live with Muslims to know them closely and away from political theatrics which are being spearheaded by the US.”
"Once he leaves his office at the White House, I offer President Obama work in my law firm and then he would come and live amongst Arabs and Muslims and learn the exact meaning of tolerance,” Haidar said.
"The best way for others to understand the true meaning of tolerance in Islam is for them to mingle with and socialise more with Muslims in this region", said Bin Haidar.
In the same context, he also tweeted in Arabic, "I know my offer is a little bit weird, but you [Obama] have to live with Muslims to know them closely and away from political theatrics which are being spearheaded by the US".
As of Monday, Obama has 248 days left in office — a newly-elected US president starts official duties on January 20, 2017.