This is a short message to those people that proclaim the justice and honour of ALL companions of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). I just want to add a comment to my previous post on universal guardianship (wilayah ‘aamah), that if this narration shows you anything, it shows the clear and explicit hypocrisy of Khaled ibn Al Walid, as famously narrated by the Imam himself:
قال علي : والذي فلق الحبة وبرأ النسمة ! إنه لعهد النبي الأمي صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى " أن "لا يحبني إلا مؤمن ، ولا يبغضني إلا منافق
Zirr reported: ‘Ali observed: By Him Who split up the seed and created something living, the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) gave me a promise that no one but a believer would love me, and none but a hypocrite would nurse grudge against me.
Also note, the saying of the Prophet about Ali that "Non but a believer would love him, and none but a hypocrite would nurse grudge against him"? 
And, this saying of the Prophet was so well-known that some of the companions used to say: "We recognized the hypocrites by their hatred of Ali." 
So, go back, reflect on these narrations and the previous post, without bias or ‘asabiyah (prejudice), and the light of faith enter your heart. I’m doing this for the sake of unity, not to cause discord or fitnah. We need to remove this cancer that’s been festering for over 1400 years. It’s time to overcome our blindness caused by generations of tampering with our books and heritage by those hypocrites who only want the destruction of Islam. They have short-changed themselves, really.
 Sahih Muslim, Book of Faith, CHAPTER: THE LOVE OF ANSAR (HELPERS) AND ‘ALI (MAY ALLAAH BE PLEASED WITH ALL OF THEM) IS (AN INGREDIENT) OF IMAN AND (ONE OF) ITS SIGNS, AND HATRED AGAINST THEM IS A SIGN OF DISSEMBLANCE; Hadith # 141.
This version can be found in the following arabic sources:
And 270 other sources available here (arabic).
 Sahih Muslim, English version, Chapter XXXIV, p46, Tradition #141; Sahih al-Tirmidhi, v5, p643; Sunan Ibn Majah, v1, p142; Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal v1, pp 84,95,128; Tarikh al-Kabir, by al-Bukhari, v1, part 1, p202; Hilyatul Awliyaa, by Abu Nu’aym, v4, p185; Tarikh, by al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, v14, p462.
 Fadha’il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v2, p639, Tradition #1086; al-Isti’ab, by Ibn Abd al-Barr, v3, p47; al-Riyadh al-Nadhirah, by Muhibbuddin al-Tabari, v3, p242; Dhakha’ir al-Uqba, by Muhibbuddin al-Tabari, p91.