Eisa Bin Haidar clearly doesn’t know his man. He says: “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.” He doesn’t explain why so many Muslims keep screaming “Allahu akbar” while killing people and blowing things up. He also says: “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 to work in my law firm and then he would come and live amongst Arabs and Muslims and learn the exact meaning of tolerance.”
But Obama is not really his target. Obama has said: “The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them – there is only us, because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.” He has also said: “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
So Eisa Bin Haidar doesn’t really need to invite Obama; he needs to invite some of the people in the “American and western media” who he thinks are profiling Islam as a religion of terror and categorizing Muslims as terrorists. But if he really wants all this noxious profiling and categorizing to stop, he should go to the Muslims who believe that they should commit acts of violence against unbelievers in order to please Allah, and explain to them why they’re wrong. But he almost certainly will not do that.