Patrick Maxwell is a former Marine who returned to Iraq in 2014 to fight with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State.

“I figured it out using Google and Facebook.”

“My problem with ISIS is they’re not people”

The video below helps to explain why so many everyday citizens and veterans have been compelled to travel to the Middle East to join in the fight against ISIS.

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ISIS massacred hundreds of Iraqi military recruits in June 2014. Ali Hussein Kadhim survived. This is his improbable story. [Includes graphic images.]

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