UK Daily Mail 
Aug 17, 2012
All it takes is a cheap air ticket to Turkey, and then a ride over the border into northern Syria.
That is the route being taken by British-based jihadists from London and the Midlands, who are making their presence felt in the fight against Assad.
The week before last, two British and Dutch photojournalists had a narrow escape when they were taken prisoner by 30 such people. Note that in the eyes of the British jihadis, it is westerners who are the real enemy, westerners who were rescued by the Syrian opposition.
I write British-based jihadists because these young males feel no loyalty whatsoever to this country, and for that matter don’t care about Syria either. As Bangladeshis, Chechens and Pakistanis, they don’t even speak Syrian Arabic and know nothing of the delicate politics of that country.