I thought their reasoning was pretty dumb but the study seems somewhat interesting. Suddenly all of these studies are being conducted over how "religious" or "nationalistic" Muslims are. The underlying theme they seem to want to propogate is the more nationalistic/less religiously identifying a Muslim is, the less "terrorist" attacks there will be in that country!!!? Strange eh...
I agree, and also think it goes further; it is an attempt to secularize Islam so that it in essence will resemble what Christianity has become and to a degree Judaism as well. In this way one would be Muslim in name only and perhaps become the once a week or occassional Muslim, again similar to what is already seen elsewhere. I recall reading that officially in the US there is the determination to support and promote Progressive Islam as the acceptable version since there is more of a tendency within that movement to make permissible what is not, alter the teachings to keep in line with current trends and be more secular than religious.
This desire to find the "profile" and strive to eliminate it was also demonstrated I believe in the report issued by the NYPD.
In general there is always the need to find the "profile"; take for example the issue of school shootings. After Columbine it was believed that the loner type who didn't seem upbeat and didn't take an interest in most things was the "most likely". Yet that was proven wrong with a subsequent act committed by a very popular, upbeat student. So I guess the "profile" is someone that doesn't have a lot of friends or involvement in activities or one that has too many friends and too much involvement in activities.