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Akhee, this is what Shaykh Rabee Ibn Haadee al-Madkhaalee said concerning those who claim Salafiyyah but defend the people of innovation. The noble sheikh was asked about a certain individual (Abu Muslimah) who defends the people of innovation but the answer was given in general and not just to the that one individual.
Shaikh Rabee was asked,
"So do we say that he is Salafee?"
The Shaykh answered, "No! Dont say about a man that opposes the manhaj of the Salaf that he is Salafee. Don't say that a man is Salafee until you are sure that he is upon the Manhaj he is honoured by it, and calls to it, he loves and unites based upon it and hates and separates because of it. This is a Salafee but someone who claims that he is Salafee and defends Ahlul-Bidah and defends them against Ahlus-Sunnah this is not a Salafee whatsoever, whoever he is, Arab or Non-Arab in the east or in the west, because Salafiyyah has special qualities, signs and affairs that differentiate its people from others, in Walaa and Baraa and aqeedah and Dawah, and the stances that they take."
(This tape with its translation can be found on the T.R.O.I.D website in the Audio Lounge under the Shaykhs Section - go to: www.troid.org )
Akhee, I hope this helps Inshaa'Allaah.