Obama, we’re hiring! UAE lawyer offers president top Dubai job
US President Barack Obama attends the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2016. (Reuters)
US President Barack Obama was offered a job this week by an Emirati lawyer in an attempt to get him acquainted with the “tolerance of Islam.”
“President Obama, I offer you a job in my office, salary, housing, tickets and travel to Arab countries … to get closely acquainted with the meaning of tolerance of Islam,” Emirati lawyer Eisa Bin Haidar tweeted on Sunday.
Obama’s presidential term ends in eight months.
Bin Haidar told the Dubai-based Gulf News: “A faction of the American and Western media has constantly profiled Islam as a religion of terror and categorised Muslims as terrorists. 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.
“The only way for westerners to accept and understand Islam and Muslims is to come and live with us and amongst us. Once he [Obama] 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.”
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.”
In a video produced by the White House for this year’s comical White House Correspondents’ annual dinner, Obama showed the world his fun side yet again with a video about his imagined post-presidency life.