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The Coptic Church

Houses of God | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Issue: "Between Hell and Hope," Feb. 12, 2011

The Coptic Church in Amsterdam, one of three Dutch Coptic churches that have received heavy security since all were posted as potential targets on an al-Qaeda website. Authorities feared violence there following the New Year's Eve attack on a church in Egypt, but worshippers say they will come anyway: "You are not afraid if you are a believer. And we are used to it, because we are from Egypt," said one.

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