>some salafis like to lump all sufis together and throw the bag in the river but this simply deceitful
The problem is that there is absolutely NO sufi tradition in the religion of Islam. Sufis may adopt Islamic practice but the fact is that anyone that claims to be a Sufi is more likely than not a deviant. There is no Muslim in their right mind, striving upon the Qur'an and Sunnah as was understood by the Prophet and the Sahabah, that would say "I am a sufi" because there is no validity in that statement.
Sufism as a movement is a deviant movement despite their outward appearance and adherence to some or several Islamic legislated practices.
The problem is that most people want a kumbaya version of Islam that pleases everyone , so they open the doors for anyone to claim anything without question, and then those striving for the sake of Allah are demonized because they are preserving to sanctity of the religion.