The following concise excerpt by the noble Shaykh al ʿAllāmah ʿAbdAllāh ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥumayd (رحمه لله) highlights the plot of the colonists, and those that followed in their footsteps from the people of innovation and those affected by them, to separate the common people from the scholars.
Unfortunately, we see this strategic, age-old tactic reemployed today in a new repackaged and beautified form that attempts to make it more palatable for the common folk. These satanic doubts are presented to the average Muslim in an idealist manner appealing to underlying, unresolved grievances with the society and their past, like racial discriminant and alienation.
This translated excerpt is a timely clarification of the devious plots that the people of the Sunnah should be cognizant of, in order to protect themselves and the average unsuspecting Muslim as well as reminding them that these ploys are not simple historical happenings, but plots and schemes which reappear from time to time like Arabic proverb reads لكل قوم وارث - 'There are inheritors for every people (and their respective methodologies)'
As such, (these previously mentioned plotters) say, 'A divide must be made between the scholars and the common folk,' and the manifestation of this 'divide' is that they say that the scholars 'have fallen short' and 'have not fulfilled their responsibilities'