Tags: Al-Qaida | Exclusive Interviews | Iraq in Crisis | Steve Malzberg Show | Kenneth Timmerman | Iraq | Christians

Journalist Timmerman Fears 'Massacre of Christians' in Iraq

Friday, 13 Jun 2014 04:26 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

The crisis now engulfing Iraq may trigger a civil war in which countless numbers of Christians are slaughtered, says Kenneth Timmerman, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Maryland.

"This was entirely predictable. We've seen this coming for years,'' Timmerman, an investigative journalist, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"My fear really is that the next thing that's going to happen is that you're going to have a huge massacre of Christians in Mosul and the surrounding areas. This could lead to an Iraqi civil war.''

Story continues below video.



An al-Qaida splinter group called ISIS wants to create one Islamic state out of Iraq and Syria and has already captured the cities of Mosul and Tikrit. They are now zeroing in on Baghdad.

"They are, I would say, the intelligent, war smart brand of al-Qaida. They are very good at military strategy,'' Timmerman said.

"They've shown it here. They just won a huge major city in Iraq with virtually no bloodshed. They got the army to walk away, to drop their weapons and walk away."

Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki "is in big trouble. He's supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran and by the United States. Gee, that makes strange bedfellows, doesn't it?''

Timmerman said ISIS is so powerful, its militant forces now control contiguous territory from Northern Syria to Iraq.

"So this is a huge crescent of territory that they control. This is trouble for us and for our friends,'' he said.

Timmerman believes the possibility that Iraq will be turned into a caliphate — an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader — is real.

See "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.





© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rick Santorum: Illegal Immigration Causing Wage Stagnation

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 13:45 PM

Illegal immigration is hurting the wages of Americans as immigrants come into the country willing to work for less in lo . . .

John McCain: Netanyahu Should 'Speak to the American People'

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 13:37 PM

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the American people need to hear from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Ame . . .

Huckabee Defends His Immigration Stance

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 13:22 PM

Mike Huckabee said he stands by his view when he was governor of Arkansas that the children of illegal immigrants should . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved