First up I am cross posting what I wrote in the Letter to KSA thread
I posted this in response to people wanting to complain to Human rights groups, journalists and (laughably) to the Saudis about the tyrrany in Bohra community.Its funny ppl on this board curse the tyrrany of the Bohra clergy but are tyrranical in their own thoughts themselves.
Shameful they call themselves progressives. All they want is to stop believing the Dai & move towards an Islam propagated by the Wahabis. I don't follow any religion now but given a choice I would recommend current Bohra system than the barbaric Wahabism being propagated. At least its more civilized at the expense of some money.
While progressives and the other non Bohras bash the poor Abdes of being brainwashed, IMO these people who accused are brainwashed themselves from probably them being in Pakistan or Mid East or having their roots in such countries, into being attracted to the "puritanical" (read extremist) form of Islam. People brand each other kafir at the drop of the hat, talk about shirk etc in every manner possible closing down the options for a person to lead a good secular life. Find it funny that these people call Bohra leadership Talibanisque while they too are no different & in fact I find them worse off.
While I don't want broad brush everyone, but this is what I have seen. Its possible that many of these people are actually non Bohras masquerading as progressives.
Progressives are progressives only in name when it comes to their grouses against the Bohra leadership but are regressive in their thoughts otherwise. They talk about the "exclusivity" being propagated by the Bohras as in they are the only chosen ones but then the same people don't take a step back from showing other fellow humans from other communities in bad light, mocking their beliefs, mocking their Gods, mocking their culture. They hate the Bihra supremacist attitude while they harbor Islamic supremacist dealing themselves. Like I said earlier, its possible that this board is infested with Wahabis & Wahabi brainwashed Bohras from Pakistan,Mid East. I can expect no better from them.
I think the true progressives probably were the Sufis of India who got respected by one and all. I don't find anything progressive with anyone calling on people to go back to 7th century laws, using terms like Wajib up Qatl, heretic etc.