I've just read a piece on the IT which I am still trying to take in. I'm still trying to just take on board the fact that an Irish paper would publish such a piece. I don't know how else I'd describe it other than a whitewash/puff piece of travelling jihadists in Syria, titled "The Martyrs of Louth and Meath". The piece talks long and softly about the fate of these people but doesn't for a moment reflect on their motivation, or the type of society these men are fighting and dying to put in place. Zero reflection. Read and weep: The martyrs of Louth and Meath - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 02, 2013
EDIT: The Irish Times seem to have moved to shut down the comments section attached to the referenced article.