Defaming Salafi Callers Is from the Ways of Hypocrites
Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī, may Allāh protect him, said:
So you see [the hypocrites of today] coming out openly with their hypocrisy¹ and saying whatever they want [against] the reputation or honor of Muslims, especially [against] the callers [to Islam].
One who wages war against the call to the Truth, lies, and makes false claims, I don’t think it’s unlikely that many among them are hypocrites in reality; we ask Allāh for protection [from falling into that].
So it’s upon the Muslim youth to beware of them, boycott them, and cut off from them; if they were to have gatherings, lessons, or books, it’s upon [one] to stay away from them because they slip poison into honey, and, sometimes, they slip honey into the poison, in reverse. So their evil is greater than their good.
¹as opposed to the hypocrites at the time of the Prophet ﷺ, who would keep their hypocrisy hidden (tr.)
Source: Majmūʿ Al-Fatāwá li-l-Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī, vol. 14, pp. 503-04.