Is It Legal to Go Overseas to Fight ISIS?

In January, former Marine Patrick Maxwell returned from Iraq after spending a few months fighting with a Kurdish militia against ISIS. Maxwell left the Marines in 2011 and worked odd jobs

In ‘Point and Shoot,’ inside the mind of an unlikely revolutionary

Growing up in Baltimore, Matthew VanDyke had few friends. He was doted on so much by his mother and grandmother he was still living in his mom’s basement in his mid-20s.

VanDyke traveled in Libya with slain journalists

Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled “Arab Spring Freedom Fighter” from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants.

American ‘freedom fighter’ Matthew VanDyke releases film on Syria

Last week, following considerable online buzz, self-styled “American freedom fighter” and documentary filmmaker Matthew VanDyke released the short film he has directed about the conflict in Syria

Dozens of Americans volunteer to train Iraqis in fight against ISIS

Filmmaker Matthew VanDyke joins José Díaz-Balart to talk about the fight in Iraq to reclaim the city of Tikrit from ISIS forces, and the dozens of American volunteers who have been training Iraqi Christians to fight on the frontlines

‘Point and Shoot’ review: Matthew VanDyke’s story takes twists and turns

Matthew VanDyke in “Point and Shoot,” fighting in Sirte, Libya. He set out to film an ad­ven­ture travelogue but later wondered whether he was “a filmmaker or a fighter.” (Matt VanDyke/The Orchard)

Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?

ISIS and other extremist movements across the region are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians, with no aid in sight.

The American Filmmaker Who Became a Freedom Fighter in Libya

Matthew VanDyke has had an interesting few years. In 2008, the Baltimore-born filmmaker set off on a three-year motorcycle expedition around North Africa and the Middle East

Assyrian Christians crowdfund an army to reclaim homeland from ISIL

Financed by a vast diaspora and trained by US vets, the Nineveh Protection Unit wants to ‘cleanse’ homeland of ISIL