... my identity as a Uygur has always motivatedme to excel, because I don’t want people to say Uygurs can’t do well.”
he’s concerned that they could be used to fuel discontent. “Extremists or terrorists might say: ‘Look how badly the government treats you.’”
Hamut is determined to do everything he can to helpXinjiang people settle in Shanghai, and to heighten awareness among the locals. The urge to help is something he attributes to the influence of his father, Mehmut Ahadi.
In 1936, Mehmut, then 16, was chosen to study math