From a friend of mine of Middle Eastern descent, born and raised in the US:
"I'm not on a no Fly List, but I am "randomly selected" to have my carry-on bag searched for every flight I take. One day I think I'm just going to fill my bag with creamed corn just to see the look on their faces."
Ah, to be a fly on the wall when that happens. Me, it would be that fake dog mess that gets sold at Spencer's gifts as a practical joke.