yes, he's using the kind of sophistry he has himself refuted in the past and utilizing the ways of the ahlul bid3ah. superimposing linguistic meanings on specific 3aqidah mustalahat, fiqhi meanings on tasawwuf mustalahat, majaz on literal, literal on majaz, mutlaq on muqayyad, etc. and so on. in simple words, he's taking the awam for fools, just like politicians. if he doesn't speak up against hanif qureshi or the full on barking rafidi dogs, like you mentioned, he's gonna lose his grandstanding very soon taking things personally is not the way of Hasanayn Kareemayn radi Allahu 3anhumaa. glad you mentioned that. in Irfan Shah sahib's video in post # 69 (the Juma speech in Data Darbar), he unwittingly mentions abul a3la mawdudi (purportedly a "Sayyid"). Alhamdulillah for that - because that will go against his smart implications in the video in post # 77 where he somehow hints all Sayyids are "mahfooz" or "masoom" let him note well that Sunnis have stood up for haqq even against people like mawdudi, or ali miyan of nadwa, or ahmad khan of aligarh. we sincerely hope he doesn't join the ranks of mawdudi whom he has himself spoken against. he's on very slippery slope! let's hope the words of Muhaddithe Kabeer sit well with him, as he says he's an ardent follower of Ala Hazrat.