On June 13, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside Brown’s Bundy Drive condo in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Evidence found and collected at the scene led police to suspect that O. J. Simpson was the murderer.
Nicole had been stabbed multiple times in the head and neck and had defensive wounds on her hands. The wound through her neck was gaping, through which the larynx could be seen, and vertebra C3 was also incised.
Now we learn that O.J. may have converted to Islam. O.J. should fit in quite well. He’s had experience with brutality nearly severing the head of his former wife.
This story is circulating around today, but not at the major news outlets; it may not be accurate at all and should be treated with reserve. It does exemplify, however, how Islamic proselytizing in prison focuses on people who are angry and feel as if they have been treated unjustly, and channels their anger in a new direction. Whether or not O. J. has converted, prison dawah (Islamic proselytizing) is a disaster waiting to happen, for conversion to Islam doesn’t dissipate the anger of these angry men, but blesses it as righteous. Prison converts to Islam have already been involved in jihad plots, and we are going to see more of this.
“Former American footballer O.J. Simpson set to revert to Islam,” Ummid.com, August 29, 2014:
Lovelock (Nevada): Former American footballer, broadcaster, and movie star O.J Simpson, who is currently locked up in a Nevada prison since 2008 has turned to religion and is embracing Islam with plans to become a Muslim.
The disgraced 67-year-old star has become interested in the religion through his friendship with former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who was imprisoned in the early 1990s and is a devout Muslim.
“O.J. really thought that he was going to be successful in a bid for a new trial and eventually be released from prison,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.
“But now he’s not eligible for parole until late 2017, which has angered him.”
In 2013 Simpson’s manager, Norman Pardo, told the magazine that his client found God in prison and has been ministering to other inmates — with plans to become a TV evangelist.
But when that plan fell through, Simpson turned to Islam.
He occasionally wears the traditional Kufi prayer cap and studies the Holy Quran, the insider reveals, but he’s struggled with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which requires all Muslims to fast.
“O.J. didn’t quite make it through the entire fasting process,” the source said.
“He cheated during the day, and bought snacks from the prison canteen. But he’s really serious about converting to Islam.
“O.J. even made himself a prayer rug for his prison cell. He really likes the idea that upon converting to Islam, all of his previous sins are forgiven. O.J. has a lot to be forgiven for,” the source said.
Simpson has been imprisoned in Nevada since 2008 on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery in relation to an armed robbery that took place at the Palace Station hotel-and-casino in Las Vegas in which sports memorabilia was taken.
After seeing his appeal for a re-trial quashed last and being informed in July 2013 he will serve at least another four years, Simpson has embraced the religion in a bid to change his life.