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Morrissey compares US Transportation Security Administration to ISIS

By | Published on Friday 4 December 2015


Competing with Thom Yorke for silliest comparison of the week, Morrissey has compared the US Transportation Security Administration to ISIS for failing to investigate a sexual assault claim he made against one of their employees.

As previously reported, Morrissey claimed that while going through security at San Francisco International Airport in July, a member of staff groped his penis and testicles. At the time, a spokesperson for TSA said: “Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual”.

Commenting on his True To You website, Morrissey said: “TSA have ignored my official and legal and constitutional complaint. From this we gather that TSA stands for Thorough Sexual Assault. If you are traveling through San Francisco International Airport you must be ready for a full sexual attack by people who claim to have your interests at heart. It is unlikely that ISIS would stoop so low”.

Though presumably Morrissey isn’t planning to walk through an ISIS security checkpoint to confirm that assumption.