I am puzzled: why would sufis want to ditch their ancient spiritual ‘technology’ in the direction of modern leftists.
The mere suspicion of the legacy of someone like Stalin makes it imperative that such people never gain use of this method.
But perhaps the worst has already happened.
The left needs to get its act together to provide the kind of spiritual protection of all members of a species. The creation of semi-droid robot souls is not something that we can allow to happen. But the problem was already emerging in Gurdjieff with his suspicious talk about the ‘work’: creating sufi robots must have already happened.
So I think the issue was shock treatment for the left: get your act together on a higher level that nineteenth century reductionism.