Dubai lawyer offers job to Obama

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Dubai, May 17: An Emirati lawyer from Dubai has offered a job in his law firm to outgoing US 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 air fare to the Gulf state.

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Explaining his move, Haidar said to understand that Islam was a religion of tolerance, one should travel to the region and socialise 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."

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.Obama has some 250 days remaining in office.

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