So what? He was not hell bent on eradicating Hindus was he? Rather, he was interested in power and influence and to that end, was pragmatic and realised he had to work with Hindus. Why is this problematic for you? Marathas were similarly pragmatic and trashed Hindu temples when they needed to. Why do Hindus play this perpetual victim card when Hindus happily massacred each other (not to mention other "dharmic" bhai bhais) without any help from Muslims or abrahamics?Tipu sultan is not a protector of Hindu temples, when his enemies got increased and wanted Hindu populace support he started coming close to hindus by some acts which appear like he is showing tolerance.
He is the one who attacked and forcefully converted hindus in kerala region.