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Tonight at 8pm EST I will be a guest on John Stossel's show on Fox Business channel to discuss Sons of Liberty International's private sector approach to the fight against #ISIS  
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My appearance on Fox News this morning discussing American foreign fighters who are traveling to #Syria  and #Iraq  to fight against #ISIS : http://video.foxnews.com/v/4446632979001
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I was recently on South Dakota Public Broadcasting radio discussing my #film  "Point and Shoot" and the work that Sons of Liberty International is doing to fight #ISIS  in #Iraq .
Nine years ago Baltimore-native Matthew VanDyke bought a motorcycle and a video camera and traveled across North Africa and the Middle East. During the
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This official #NPU  document exposes  #AMO , #RNN , David William Lazar, and Jeff Gardner's lies about the great relationship between the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) and Sons of Liberty International (SOLI). American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO), Restore Nineveh Now (RNN), David William Lazar, and Jeff Gardner have falsely claimed since February, 2015 that the NPU and #SOLI  were no longer working together. Although SOLI's third training program of the NPU in May, 2015 proved that they were lying, SOLI has released this official NPU document as further proof. SOLI's hope that it will discourage these organizations and individuals from lying in the future about the NPU, SOLI, and the brave Assyrians who are risking their lives for their people in Iraq. SOLI completed all training and advising of the NPU in May, and recently announced that SOLI will be working with another Christian force in #Iraq  now that the NPU is a trained and capable force that the Iraqi government will begin integrating into the coalition to fight #ISIS . The success of the NPU and SOLI was achieved despite AMO, RNN, David William Lazar, and Jeff Gardner repeatedly lying to the Assyrian community and the media, and interfering with the advising and military training of the NPU. Recently, Jeff Gardner even went so far as to lie about the commander of the NPU, General Behnam Aboosh Abdelmasseh Sakkaria, falsely claiming that the General, with whom SOLI and I have worked closely for several months and who has become a friend as well as a colleague, spoke badly of me. The NPU and SOLI have spoken with the General and confirmed that what Jeff Gardner claimed was a lie. Any media who contact the General can confirm this. The General is a man of honor who has appreciated our help and support to the NPU over the past several months. AMO, RNN, David William Lazar, and Jeff Gardner's lies and interference in NPU training, which could lead to greater Assyrian casualties in combat, is a betrayal of the Assyrian people. We hope that the Assyrian community will hold them accountable for their deplorable actions. SOLI looks forward to our continuing efforts to assist the Assyrian community in their fight against ISIS.
Official NPU document reveals that AMO, RNN, David William Lazar, Jeff Gardner have lied about the NPU-SOLI relationship
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My observations and experiences from Sons of Liberty International's work with the #Assyrian  Christian community of #Iraq  in the fight against #ISIS .
An assessment based on the experiences of Sons of Liberty International advising and training Assyrian Christians in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.
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Recently watched the documentary Point and Shoot and my husband said that +Matthew VanDyke was trying to help the Christians in Iraq fight ISIS now...Great work, Matt, don't give up the fight, pushing back the darkness is a worthy cause... 
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John Stossel wrote about Sons of Liberty International's work to help fight #ISIS  in #Iraq  in his new article in Reason magazine.
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The film about my experiences in North Africa, the Middle East, and fighting in #Libya  is on #POV  on #PBS  tonight. I am confident that those who see it will have a better opinion of Libya, the Arab Spring, and why Libyan freedom was worth fighting for.
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The work of Sons of Liberty International to help combat #ISIS  in #Iraq  was recently featured in this Publimetro ( #Chile ) article.
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After nearly four years, The Committee to Protect Journalists has retracted false accusations made against me in 2011 by #CPJ  executive director Joel Simon. For years some journalists have hated me for the false allegations that I pretended to be a journalist in  #Libya  and that I put journalists in danger because of my actions in Libya. Joel's retraction has finally cleared my name and proven that neither of these accusations were true. Some journalists have already contacted me and apologized for how they acted towards me or for repeating those false allegations to others, which I truly appreciate.
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This official Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) document reveals that American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO), Restore Nineveh Now (RNN), David William Lazar, and Jeff Gardner have repeatedly lied to the Assyrian community and the press about the excellent relationship between Sons of Liberty International and the NPU over the past several months.
Official NPU document reveals that AMO, RNN, David William Lazar, Jeff Gardner have lied about the NPU-SOLI relationship
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Sons of Liberty International has successfully completed training and advising the Nineveh Plain Protection Units ( #NPU ). The Iraqi government has recently recognized that the NPU is now a trained and capable force and will be integrating them into the coalition against #ISIS . We have concluded our mission with the NPU and will expand our work in #Iraq  to assist other Christian forces so that they can also become part of the coalition against ISIS.
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Freedom Fighter and prisoner of war in the Libyan Revolution, North Africa and Middle East Expert, Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker
Introduction
Freedom Fighter and Prisoner of War in the 2011 Libyan Revolution. Director of the award-winning documentary film "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution." The film "Point and Shoot" is about some of my life story.
Education
  • Georgetown University
    Security Studies, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Political Science, 1999 - 2002
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Matthew VanDyke, el exmilitar que entrena a 400 cristianos para combatir a ISIS

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Official NPU document reveals that AMO, RNN, David William Lazar, Jeff Gardner have lied about the NPU-SOLI relationship

CPJ Retracts False Accusations Made Against Matthew VanDyke
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CPJ Retracts False Accusations Made Against Matthew VanDyke

Assyrian Christians in the Fight Against ISIS
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An assessment based on the experiences of Sons of Liberty International advising and training Assyrian Christians in the fight against ISIS

Iraqi Christian Militia Trainer Says No One Else Is Helping Christians F...
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Matthew VanDyke, the leader of the Sons of Liberty International, a group that focuses on training and equipping Iraqi Christian militia to

'Point and Shoot' Shows American Filmmaker in Libyan Revolution
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A young American takes to the road with his video camera, in a motorcycle journey around the Arab world, and ends up fighting alongside Liby

Magazin vom 21.09.2014
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Das Schreckensregiment der Terroristen vom "Islamischen Staat" zieht seine Kreise bis nach Deutschland. Einerseits rekrutiert man hier Nachw

The ISIS propaganda war
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Should media outlets publish the gruesome images of ISIS beheadings?

A Tribute to James Foley and Steven Sotloff - The Freedom Fighter Blog
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Matthew VanDyke pays tribute to his friends, journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were beheaded by ISIS in Syria.

Friend of James Foley, Steven Sotloff: ‘They Shouldn’t Be Forgotten’ | F...
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A friend of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff was on “Shepard Smith Reporting” to discuss the ISIS video which allegedly shows Sotl

More American foreign policy failures
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The United States may be ready to work with Syria against ISIS, but not to keep a close eye on Libya.

Friend of Beheaded American Journalist James Foley Says US Gov't Needs t...
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As we learn more about the attempt to rescue the American journalist beheaded by ISIS, friends and family are remembering James Foley as a l

Security Analyst Van Dyke: Focus on ISIS, Forget Iraq
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With Iraq poised to break into separate nation-states, the chief goal of U.S. foreign policy should be to make sure none of those new states

The rise of the Islamic State
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The terrorist group ISIS is perpetrating acts of genocide in northern Iraq.

Help Christians in Iraq
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A mission to help the Christians of Mosul, Iraq who were forced by ISIS to flee their homes.

International security
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International security analyst Matthew VanDyke comments on the Israel-Hamas conflict, ISIS in Iraq, and the downed Malaysian Airlines jet in

AFI Docs Review: “Point and Shoot”
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One of the key questions for any documentary is about the camera itself: How much does the presence of that video camera affect the world im

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Ca mulţi alţi copii crescuţi în suburbiile americane, Matthew Van Dyke nu credea vreodată că va ajunge să lupte de partea rebelilor libieni,

Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Ira...
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Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above seve