Yeah, I also didn't agree with that and don't think it necessarily made sense. I also think one problem is that shaykh asrar doesn't identify as barelwi. What I mean by that is, if some sufi shaykh criticised sufis but openly professed to be sufi himself... The context would be clearer i.e he's not talking about all sufis, just the dodgy ones. If an openly barelwi shaykh criticised barelwis, I think people would also understand it in the same light. Shaykh asrar openly says he is Not barelwi. As a result, when he criticises barelwis, it APPEARS as if he's criticising the entire manhaj even if he isn't. It's kind of like when we say 'the sunnis have such and such a problem'. We're not criticising true sunnis neither are we criticising the manhaj. When people say such a thing, it is clear what we actually mean. But that's because we openly profess to be sunni (or at least we hope it will be accepted from us). We're saying it as insiders. Whereas shaykh asrars criticism is coming from an outsider (as he says he's not barelwi).