"I think a huge mistake is an understatement," Chagoury told ABCNews.com and the Center for Public Integrity.
"I cannot accept being labeled a terrorist when I am known all over the world as a person who loves peace. It really hurts," he said.
Ben Wizner, the ACLU attorney representing the plaintiffs in their case against the government, agrees that we need to have the best security at airports and that people should be scrutinized carefully before they get on plans. But he says, "This is really something out of Kafka where you show up at an airport, you're told you can't fly, you not even told any reason for this ordeal, and you're not given any way to get off the list."
Individuals who find themselves on the list can submit a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security's Travelers Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP). The complaint is reviewed by the agency and referred to the Terrorist Screening Center redress team.
Three of the plaintiffs in the ACLU legal action are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, one is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Somalia and two – including Bah from Guinea – are permanent residents. The complaint will be filed today in Oregon.