UAE lawyer tweets job offer to Obama
Legal eagle wants president to resume law career in emirates and educate West on Islam when he leaves White House
Barack Obama might well be busy brushing up his CV, polishing his LinkedIn profile and preparing for a few rounds of golf when he steps down as US president in January.
But it seems he already has one job offer to consider - working as a lawyer in a UAE legal firm.
High-profile Dubai lawyer Isa bin Haidar has tweeted Obama a lucrative offer to join his practice, Bin Haidar Advocates and Legal Consultants.
He said he was aware of Obama’s legal background – the US president graduated from Harvard in 1991 - and that he would welcome the opportunity to work with him. He also offered to pay for a villa and flights. Bin Haidar wrote on Twitter: “President Obama… I offer you a job in my office…salary, housing, tickets and travel to Arab countries.”
He also addressed Obama, adding: “I know my offer may sound weird but you have to live with the Muslims to know them closely and away from political plays… the US is always playing a key role in these plays.”
Haidar told 7DAYS he was serious about the job offer and hopes Obama will consider it. He said he wanted the politician to see more of the Arab world, adding that some sections of the US population continue to harbour ill-conceived prejudices against Muslims. He said: “I understand that he will leave his work in the White House and I want him to get closely acquainted with the meaning of tolerance of Islam by accepting my offer. “Muslims are not criminals and I want him to come and see Muslims and live between them here.” “I’m serious in my job offer to Obama, as I know that he graduated from law college. “I want the understanding of Islam to be changed by making this offer to someone like him and also to let all Americans know that Muslims are not criminals or terrorists.” Bin Haidar has 31,000 followers and many started a debate about his offer. Presidents have gone on to lucrative public speaking engagements. Bill Clinton made more than $6million alone from firms in the UAE since 2011.