Amsterdam Coptic church under surveillance

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The Coptic church in Amsterdam is under visible surveillance to prevent terrorist violence during two Christmas church services.

The Amsterdam church is one of three Dutch Coptic churches on a list published by the al-Qaeda terror network. Along with police officers, a dog unit from a private security firm will be present, and the street behind the church has been closed to cars.

A member of the Coptic community said that many people were present at the service: "Many people have come, and you are not afraid if you are a believer. And we are used to it, because we are from Egypt."

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