Thousands of LGBT people have been displaced in Iraq and Syria, as the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) started chasing and violently executing gay people. The terrorist group has taunted the West with a string of videos showing gay men stoned to death or thrown from the roofs. One of the ISIS executioners who most aggressively targeted gay people was caught by the authorities this week. Abu Omer, a senior jihadi executioner known as ‘White Beard’, had ruled the city of Mosul with an iron fist until the city was retaken by security forces last year. Pictures in local media confirmed the arrest of a man who appears to be Omer. But US Lieutenant General Paul Funk, the officer commanding the coalition troops in Iraq warned that the “repressive ideology” of ISIS continues to thrive issue in the region. A recent report from the Human Rights Campaign highlighted how men alleged to have sex with men are hunted down by ISIS, targeted on social media and violently abused.