Schwartz Letter to Financial Times: Muslim women heads of state
by Stephen Schwartz
Sir, Your writer asserts, in "Ameenah Gurib-Fakim set to make her mark as president" (Investing in Mauritius, Special Report, September 23), that Ms Gurib-Fakim is 'the world's first female Muslim head of state'. This is inaccurate. In Indonesia, Megawati Sukarnoputri was president from 2001 to 2004, and Atifete Jahjaga has been president of Kosovo since 2011.
Center for Islamic Pluralism,
San Francisco, CA, US