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Michelle Obama, CGI friend hosted pro-terrorist speaker at Princeton

Michelle Obama and a top executive of the company behind the Healthcare.gov debacle were members of student groups that hosted a pro-terror speaker at Princeton campus while the two were co-eds, according to the Daily Caller.

The first lady, back when she was still Michelle Robinson, was a student at Princeton in 1982 with Toni Townes-Whitely (then Toni McCall), the future executive with CGI Federal. Both were were members of the Organization of Black Unity, a black student group, and the Third World Center another student organization, the Daily Caller reported.

michelloplo1028The two groups stirred considerable tension with Princeton’s Jewish community by inviting Hassan Rahman, then deputy United Nations observer for the Palestine Liberation Organization, to speak on campus, according to the Daily Caller, which cited  contemporary press accounts.

Rahman “reiterated the PLO’s position that the Palestinians deserve a homeland and that they are entitled to use terrorism to achieve their goal, just as American revolutionaries did against the British,” according to an article in the Princeton Alumni Weekly from Jan. 25, 1982.

During Rahman’s speech, seating was segregated, the Alumni Weekly reported, with seating in the  center reserved for members of the sponsoring groups – who were mainly black. Other students, mainly Jews, were seated on the periphery, according to the report.

“It was an ugly scene, but few expected perfect harmony,” the report stated.

Old news, right? Thirty years ago, these two women were part of two groups that caused a campus contretemps by inviting a speaker who openly advocated terror in his chosen cause – and segregating seating for the event on a de facto racial basis.

Trent Lott was driven from the minority leader spot for less than that.

And consider that Townes-Whitely, then a member of a group called the Third World Center, is now still a close friend of the first lady and a top executive of the company that obtained the no-bid contract to build the Obamacare website for more than half-a-billion dollars.

Terrorism, corruption, cronyism and ineptitude.

Remember in March when Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, worried about Obamacare’s rollout being a “Third World experience”?

Those roots run deep.

Related: Michelle Obama’s classmate a senior VP with company that created Healthcare.gov

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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