The problem is the method. To understand the motivations of Islamists, it’s not a matter of numbers. When prominent Islamist groups say something, it’s enough. Yes, maybe that’s not what they focus on the most in their speech, because as the article says, they want to make themselves look like victims to win the war of public opinion. The study assumes that what they say is what they think. Taqiya, an Islamic concept says, at least according to these extremists, that they are allowed to lie in order to serve their Islamic interests.