Four steps down and into Holy Water. A deep breath and a firm grip on the vicar's hand as body and face submerge, to emerge again in the Christian faith.

43-year-old Safiya has taken a controversial decision; in baptism she has taken the final step in putting her Muslim past behind her.

"It is not an easy choice, but necessary for me if I am to feel a complete person," says an enthusiastic Safiya as she takes in a standing ovation from members of the Free Church of Love.

An Iranian, Safiya has joined the ranks of the 100-150 other Muslims in Denmark who will convert to Christianity this year.

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