Today there are reports about a Briton who was so enraged by events that he went to fight in Syria has been killed.
He allied himself with groups many consider to be terrorists.
However, most news reports will be sympathetic to his case for he was not Muslim.
His case will be shown more nuance than for Muslims who may return or die in Syria - who may have even been fighting against the same group!
Many of them will also have been fighting against terrorism and barbarity - the top two groups responsible are probably Assad's forces followed by ISIS. The barbarity of Assad's forces is probably an order of magnitude greater than all the other groups combined.
But now that we have the bogeyman of ISIS, Assad's crimes are forgotten and no longer worthy of being reported.
From those that return, those that have committed a crime should be punished. If they have murdered, they should be charged with murder. If they have tortured or terrorised, they should be charged with such crimes.
However from the current government, I cannot see any distinction between those who have committed a crime and those that havent.
On a related but separate issue, the people of Syria are suffering and it seems that the rest of the world has a hand in extending a helping hand - not to the people, but to extend the suffering through geopolitical games.