The official French and world media are all abuzz trying to figure out if Mohammed Merah had any documented paper trail-y links to AQ. So far, they have found nothing.
And they will find nothing. It’s not as if AQ has a home office in *-stan and prints out membership cards. AQ is more of a mentality and an imagery rather than an actual top-down organization.
I ask thee: Are Merah’s victims any less dead for him not having an official link to AQ?