CORRECTION courtesy of LTC Joseph C. Myers, Senior Army Advisor at Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama: "This article is factually wrong Cat Stevens was denied entry not because his name resembles one on the watch list but because his own Islamic charity work had ties to supporting terrorism."
Nice catch. Now if we can do something to combat the ideology that makes it possible for people with no terror history or association with any terror group to commit acts of violence, we'll be dealing with the problem in a fuller way. "Terror database gets plenty of hits," by Sara A. Carter in the Washington Times:
The Terrorist Screening Center has detected more than 40,000 people trying to gain entry into the U.S. who either associated with terrorist groups or were known terrorists themselves, and the database is only going to get better, says the agency's chief.
"The country is undoubtedly much safer today as a result of the work at the Terrorist Screening Center," said Director Leonard C. Boyle, who added that his agency is working to fix problems with the database identified by the Department of Justice's Inspector General.