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OJ Simpson Converting to Islam

O.J. Simpson may find Islam appealing as it apparently forgives all prior sins for those who convert. Simpson will remain in prison for many years.
O.J. Simpson is converting to Islam. He was charged in 1994 with nearly decapitating his ex-wife.

O.J. Simpson is converting to Islam. He was charged in 1994 with nearly decapitating his ex-wife.
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It is not hard to imagine why a religion that promises to forgive all previous sins upon conversion would be attractive to someone sitting in a prison cell with no hope for release any time in the foreseeable future. And perhaps that is why former football great but convicted felon O.J. Simpson is converting to Islam.

Simpson has been imprisoned in Nevada for the past six years. He’s there because he was convicted of armed robbery of a Las Vegas hotel and casino during which sports memorabilia was taken from the Palace Station hotel. He received a 33-year sentence for the robbery and a kidnapping conviction.

The 67-year-old former darling of the sports and entertainment worlds lived a glamorous California life as a sportscaster and all-purpose celebrity. That ended abruptly when his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were found stabbed to death in 1994. Although acquitted of the murder charges by dint of an incredible stable of legal talent, a many Americans believed Simpson was guilty of the two murders.

Just two years after his 1995 acquittals, Simpson was slapped with a multi-million dollar civil judgment for his ex-wife’s and Goldman’s wrongful deaths.

Simpson never recovered from a world that turned against him, and after his efforts to obtain a new trial on his armed robbery convictions were rebuffed, he has apparently decided to cope with many years behind bars by becoming a Muslim.

On a day in which an Islamist terrorist group again beheaded a western journalist, the conversion to Islam by someone who was charged with the murder of his ex-wife – who was nearly decapitated – is a gruesome coincidence.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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408 Responses to “OJ Simpson Converting to Islam”

  1. Betty Davis says:

    sure he would hes a coward, loves to cover his shame hahah I would’ve guessed that anways

  2. Betty Davis says:

    he sucked at acting anyways and he wasn’t funny in the movies that gave him a few lines in

  3. Better keep him locked up!

  4. OUR WE SUPPOSE TO BE SHOCKED?

  5. Well he should fit right in with the rest of the Muslims, that is their favorite thing beheading people.

  6. Because he loves to kill…

  7. SHAME!! HE IS A MURDER LIKE ISIS!!

  8. White Americans is EVIL. They pushed many black people into ISLAM.

  9. Well, not surprised . When your in jail you have to choose a gang. I’m guessing the skin heads turned down his application . lol.

  10. There was a fairly large movement of incarcerated converts.

  11. This has got to be a joke

  12. It seems that everyone in prison has become a muslim!!!

  13. as long as he’s not converting to Judaism

  14. He is the poster child for murder

  15. Sue Johnson says:

    Good place for him.

  16. Soon he will join ISIS. Totally a useless guy.

  17. Not surprised at all.

  18. He needs an ISIS haircut.

  19. Thaddeus May says:

    They can have him….

  20. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 WEB

    Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must become imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

  21. James Avery says:

    Some people say he is a excellent decapitater …hell fit right in…..

  22. He already had the beheading thing down !

  23. Yea they can have him

  24. He is converting to NOI, there is a difference.

  25. He ought to have been executed for murder

  26. Maybe he’ll join ISIS and become a martyr too.

  27. he join the right group !!!

  28. “OJ Simpson … NOT a Jew” – Adam Sandler, The Chanukah Song LOL

  29. good – now he can get his head cut off

  30. Debbie Woods says:

    It figures! He fits if there is a profile.

  31. Justin Wind says:

    Bad guys become muslim.

  32. Mike Stewart says:

    Lets make him a journalist and send him to Iraq.

  33. If it helps him become a better human being, great. If it doesn’t he needs to keep searching.

  34. Who cares about O.J he’s in prison where he belongs. I do not care who he believes in.

  35. Great just what we need is him to infect his sense of stupidity into a ‘religion’. He’s giving his head to Islam. Cut it off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. He’s a natural Muslim, already has mastered that cutting heads off thing

  37. Da Ly says:

    I’m glad he’s behind bars

  38. What took his sorry ass so long…he’s a poster child for “prison recruitment’ of Islam.

  39. No surprise there then!!!!!!!

  40. Soka Baku says:

    Not surprised at all

  41. Who ever said he was smart? :)

  42. Linda Gibbs says:

    He will be an asset to them.

  43. POS was guilty and the KKK did not take care of it.

  44. Mary Fsenza says:

    He is sick enough and should have been executed long ago.

  45. Beverly Rook says:

    Just keep this nut case locked up ,

  46. Donna Stacy says:

    Well OJ knows how to kill and he knows what to do with a knife cell and his poor wife went through what we’re watching on TV now so I’m not surprised that he’s joining them

  47. Alan Ribnick says:

    Perfect recruit – already has experience in slaughtering.

  48. why would you say that? :(

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