The recent shootings in France ended in numerous accusations that the murder was a right-wing extremist:
Seven now dead as police hunt assassin with right-wing connections
Surveillance tapes at the school showed that the gunman – believed to be a trained marksman with far-Right views – recorded his shooting spree with a small video camera around his neck.
‘The ex-soldiers are free to go,’ said a source close to the investigation. ‘Other lines of enquiry are being pursued.’ Despite the release of the ex-soldiers, police still believe the scooter-riding killer may have been a right-wing extremist.
As it turns out:
Mohammed Merah, 23, who claimed to have al-Qaeda training, opened fire on police commandos after they stormed into his flat at 09:30 GMT.
Prosecutors said he was shot in the head as he tried to flee.
Merah carried out three separate attacks, killing four people at a Jewish school and three soldiers.
He had said he was acting to “avenge Palestinian children” and protest against French military interventions overseas.
So much for that.