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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:09 AM

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) offers advice for Grinnell grads, takes on Steve King

When Kumail Nanjiani arrived at Grinnell College from Pakistan nearly 20 years ago, he was a devout Muslim who had never romantically touched a girl and was going to get a degree that would guarantee him a job.

“By the time I graduated, I was basically a Rastafarian with a white American girlfriend and a philosophy degree,” the comedian and actor told 390 graduating seniors Monday during the 171-year-old college’s commencement.

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He also took issue with a recent tweet made by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, claiming that civilization can’t be restored “with somebody else’s babies.”

“That is not the Iowa I know," Nanjiani said. "The Iowa I know understands that there is no such thing as somebody else’s babies. ... This was the second place in my life that felt like I was home — different, weird, but not strange.”

More ... http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/05/22/comedian-kumail-nanjiani-offers-advice-grinnell-grads-takes-steve-king/336766001/

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The Steve King part is @ about 15:40


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