Japan fights Jihadi John by mocking him in photos

As the 72-hour deadline to save the captives passed without the $200 million ransom being paid, Japanese Twitter users began sharing the darkly comic posts as a symbol of defiance.

As the 72-hour deadline to save the captives passed without the $200 million ransom being paid, Japanese Twitter users began sharing the darkly comic posts as a symbol of defiance.

Showing the familiar sight of fearful men kneeling in orange jumpsuits in the desert, the latest footage of Jihadi John caused despair across the world when it appeared this week.

In the latest clip, the Islamic State enforcer demanded a $200 million ransom to free Japanese men Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, giving them just 72 hours to live.

But as the deadline approached the Japanese public responded with a show of defiance by creating dozens of darkly comic internet memes mocking the deranged ISIS killer.

In the pictures, which have been widely shared online, the masked murderer is seen using his knife to carve kebab meat, taking part in a cooking show, and holding a selfie stick.

The vast majority of the posts are written in Japanese, but one in English reads: 'Tomorrow will be sad but it will pass and ISIS will still be a big joke. You can't break our spirit.' 

Defiant: One of the Islamic State's largest weapons in its so-called holy war is fear, so the Japanese chose humour as a way of hitting back.

Defiant: One of the Islamic State's largest weapons in its so-called holy war is fear, so the Japanese chose humour as a way of hitting back.

Joke: This internet user re-imagined Jihadi John and his ransom demand as comic character Doctor Evil from the Austin Powers movies.

Joke: This internet user re-imagined Jihadi John and his ransom demand as comic character Doctor Evil from the Austin Powers movies.

Dark comedy: In another post, Jihadi John is dressed up as Mickey Mouse while the background is changed to make them appear as if they are in Disneyland.

Dark comedy: In another post, Jihadi John is dressed up as Mickey Mouse while the background is changed to make them appear as if they are in Disneyland.

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