Colleen Rowley, the “retired” FBI agent who leads the US antiwar movement & supports Assad & Putin, flagged my criminal record in 2000 for using a Weapon of Mass Destruction, making it impossible for me to get any job requiring a security check. I have been refused jobs as a substitute teacher, census taker, foster child advocate as a result. But I was never arrested, interrogated, formally charged, put on trial, or labeled a terrorist for carrying a WMD. So it appears the only criterion for being called a terrorist is being Muslim or Arab.
(Just for the record, I detest guns & last I checked, the smallest WMD weighs more than I do & wouldn’t fit in my handbag.)