Shaykh Abdul Mohsin Al-Abbaad said, “There are some from amongst Ahlu Sunnah who, if they see a mistake from anybody from Ahlu Sunnah [not close to them or affiliated to them in any way], they write a refutation against him.
Then the one who was refuted writes a refutation of the refutation.
Then both of them busy themselves reading everything that the other has written recently or in the past, and listening to all of the audio tapes of the other hoping to find a mistake and catch him in it.
Some of these mistakes may have simply been a slip of the tongue, the likes of which he or someone else could [easily] have made.
Then each one of them strives to get as many supporters as he can to also stand against the other.
Then each group of supporters raises their voices with the statements of anyone who supports them and criticizes the other party.
They also try to force everyone they meet to ‘take a position against’ those who do not support him and if he does not [take a position against the other] then he is said to be a person of bidah based solely on the fact that they have pronounced the other [person or] group as Ahlu Bidah.
Then they boycott [the one who did not take ‘the proper position].
The actions of two groups such as these are some of the most serious causes of the fitnah and one of the most serious reasons why [fitnah between Ahlu Sunnah] has spread so far and wide.
The matter becomes even worse when each of the two parties spread their criticisms of the other party on the Internet! At that point, the youth of Ahlu Sunnah from various countries and even various continents, busy themselves keeping up to date with what has been published on the [various Salafi websites involved in this] qeela wa qaala (talking about what this one said and what that one said) which is an activity that does not bring about any good, and only brings about harm and disunity.
In fact, these activities cause them to resemble those who watch the news bulletins in order to find out what is the best news to publish.
They also resemble sports enthusiasts who cheer for one team or another, and get into arguments and quarrels as a result!”
Reference: People of Sunnah be kind to one another by Shaykh Abdul Mohsin Al-Abbaad
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie