Coptic churches in Canada and Amsterdam on guard after New Year's bombing of Coptic church in Egypt
On January 6, 2011 At 5:20 pm
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The Dutch Muslim Council, the Council of Moroccan Mosques in the Netherlands, and the Federation of Islamic Organizations on Tuesday offered to guard three Coptic churches in the Netherlands which have been threatened on Al-Quaeda linked website in response to the New Year's Day bombing that killed 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt. In Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are taking every precaution to insure that no attacks on Coptic churches are carried out as Copts celebrate the Orthodox Christmas this Friday, in response to an al-Quaeda affiliated website which published the names and personal information of more than 100 Canadian Copts. Friday services in Copt churches in Montreal have been cancelled altogether. The Reverend Tadros El-Masry of Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church stated events were cancelled in honor of the victims of the Coptic church bombing in Egypt New Year's Eve. Moneys for the celebration will be sent to the families of the 21 people killed.