Iranian-American Dallas City Official Says He Was Stopped From Boarding Virgin Flight [Updated]

Bobby Abtahi, a Dallas attorney who also serves as the vice-chair of the City Plan Commission, tweeted Monday that Virgin Airlines wouldn’t allow him to board a flight in New York. A crew member told him the captain didn’t feel “comfortable” with him on board. Abtahi, a Dallas native, is Iranian-American.

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Virgin Mobile US Pulls Awful Rape-Joke Ad from Website, Richard Branson Apologizes Profusely

Richard Branson, the perpetually grinning billionaire founder of Virgin, has expressed his dismay on the Virgin blog that a Virgin Mobile US rape-joke advertisement was allowed to run. Though Branson made clear he doesn't own Virgin Mobile US, the company carries the Virgin brand, which means that the company has the…