Japan Fights ISIS with a barrage of Charlie Hebdo-like parody
Terrorism works because of fear and intimidation. One of their greatest enemies is sarcasm and ridicule. The Islamic State is holding two Japanese citizens for ransom and is most likely to execute them at 2:50 pm today (Friday) Japan time.
Japan has no standing army and very little means of retaliating other than expressing “strong indignation.” However, the Japanese public has responded with a twitter campaign mocking the Islamic State and their poor photoshopping skills. While there is a blame the victim meme to the various collage photos being posted on social media, much of it is devoted to making fun of the Islamic State and their snide spokesman.
Explaining The The Japanese Meme Mocking ISIS is worth a read and a view. In the spirit of satire, we’re also contributing our own photo to the meme.
ISIS, you’re terrorists but you’re also idiots. Fuck you very much.