Statement from the President Rev Bill Mullally on the London killings

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Bill Mullally has issued the following Statement in the wake of the London killings.
 
Once again the City of London has been subject to carnage, with the slaughter of seven innocent people and nearly 50 injured as a result of the evil actions of others.
I want, like others, to utterly condemn this act of barbarism and to praise the swift response of the police, ambulance and response units.
I encourage politicians to unify and redouble their efforts to ensure that there are sufficient resources made available to every department, so as to prevent such happenings in the future.
Such acts are designed to terrify populations and if this happens then the perpetrators have achieved their goal. Rather, on this day of Pentecost, remember God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Let us rise up in prayer and overcome the enemy, because the one who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
 
Those who have lost loved ones or have members of the family or friends among the injured will be in my prayers.