I think many of us here are getting mixed up over two things - one is the principle of expressed variously as 'innocent until proven guilty, dont paint with broad brush, dont assume entire society is terrorist because of some bad apple, let us try and distinguish between good and bad', etc. This principle cannot be argued with. We all have to agree. The other is how to apply that principle, if at all it applies to TSP.
To apply that principle, some things have to be there on the ground. 1. A reasonably sizeable mass of people who are mere prisoners of the system and hence not at fault 2. Reasonable chance that they will find a voice sooner or later if given time, incentives, disincentives (like sanctions), tender love and care, etc. etc. I think TSP has been given more than enough chance by GOI/WKK/International community to prove both (1) and (2) and has failed big time.
Time to abandon the principle, with much regret, and look for means to deal with exceptional situation.
Pranav ji talks about psychology of individual and of Jekylls and Hydes. Frankly the consensus is the malady afflicting TSP is not some sort of mild depression that needs a visit by the shrink but a serious form of cancer. Time is for heavy dose of chemotherapy and possible amputations. At times like this, doctors do not worry about effect on good cells, hair loss, digestion troubles etc. They are more concerned about saving the patient. The patient, in this case, is not TSP but the entire Middle East and parts of Africa which clearly needs both positive examples (Turkey, Indonesia, the Muslims of India etc) and also negative examples of complete ruin, destruction and loss of humongous proportions that will follow inevitably if a certain course is pursued a.la TSP. I think if such a destruction is wrought upon TSP either by themselves or through external action, there is a small, and perhaps only, chance that the 'innocente' category will grow in numbers and find voice. There is also a chance that the 'neutrals' will become 'inncoents' and sympathisers will become at best neutrals. We have tried other ways and here we are.
The comparisons with Nazi Germany etc, are pointless. There is no need to look for mythical Wallenbergs and Rommels who are inside yet outside. Nazi Germany was run by one man and his death leads to death of the whole ideology. Same goes for LTTE-VP (though blind hero worship is a disease that will survive amongst Tamils for a long time, just that heroes come and go). But TSP and the jehadi-terrorist agenda is not a one person thing. It is a disease that has a life and momentum of its own..even secular states like Indonesia and Turkey are not immune to this. TSP which was found on the principles of fanatic barbarianism and inability and unwillingness to live peacefully with other religions has no chance to fight this disease. Progress in conquering the disease would lead inevitably to question its very raison-de-etre.
This is an issue that goes far beyond minor things like collateal damage in TSP either self inflicted or otherwise. If TSP wins, by win I mean carries on in this fashion with or without real victory, the whole concept that terrorism pays wins, leading many others to that conclusion. I am under no illusions that GOI/GOTUS has come to a conclusion that it is time to go for a delanda-TSP strategy in the overall interest of Middle East / South Asia / if not human civilisation..but we in the BRF need to have our compass clear and precise at the very least..