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.