Matthew Van Dyke, the native Baltimorean, self-made freedom fighter and film documentarian, emerged from the shadows last week to report his latest adventure with a Tweet: "I am in #Iraq helping to raise a Christian army to fight #ISIS."
Sounds dangerous, but at least he's not in prison.
The first time we heard of Van Dyke was during the Arab Spring of 2011, when he was reported to be missing in Libya. At the time, he was described as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. But those callings were not what sent Van Dyke, 35, to the Middle East.
Nearly six months later, we...