“Don’t say about a man who opposes the manhaj of the Salaf that he is a ‘Salafi’ No, don’t say about a man who opposes the manhaj of the Salaf that he is a ‘Salafi’. Don’t say that a man is ‘Salafi’ until you are sure that he is upon the manhaj [of the Salaf]. He is honored by it, and calls to it. He loves and unites based upon it, and hates and separates because of it.
This is a ‘Salafi’.
But someone who claims that he is ‘Salafi’,’ and defends Ahlul-Bid’ah, and defends them against Ahlul-Sunnah, this is not a ‘Salafi’ whatsoever. Whoever he is – Arab or non-Arab, in the East or in the West – because Salafiyyah has special qualities. Salafiyyah has signs. Salafiyyah has affairs that differentiate its people from others in Walaa` and Baraa`, and ‘Aqeedah and Da’wah, and the stances that they take.”
Here Shaykh. Rabi Audio : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTkrriCVMvo