Howard Bloom is the author of six books, including The Muhammad Code:  How a Desert Prophet Gave You ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram--or How Muhammad Invented Jihad (Feral House).  His work has been the subject of a workshop put together by the office of the Secretary of Defense with participants from the State Department, the Energy Department, DARPA, IBM, and MIT.  He appears frequently on Saudi and Iranian TV.