Ali calls for finetuning of FBI's terrorist screening watchlist

April 4, 2022 ABC News

A new ABC News in-depth report found that Americans on the FBI's terrorist screening watchlist are subject to pat-downs, detentions, and extensive interrogation without a trial. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the watchlist, and how it can be improved.

"The terrorist threat facing the United States after 9/11 was al-Qaeda, and then ISIS, and then affiliates, and that was from one side of the Muslim world," Ali said. "We need still need a watchlisting system and enterprise, it just needs to be refined, it needs to be optimized."