The Nonimmigrant Visa application form filled out by the 9/11 hijackers asked, "Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization?"
They checked the box that said, 'No' and they were in.
The current incarnation of the form asks the same perfunctory and generic question. An actual terrorist is as likely to check the box as he is to finger a rosary while eating a ham sandwich and singing Hava Nagila. But since 9/11, the terrorist threat has evolved from foreign cells penetrating this country to domestic Islamist terrorists emerging out of Muslim settlements already occupying this country.