O.J. Simpson wants to convert to Islam — if he can get through the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam, and requires Muslims to fast during the hours of daylight. And as any recent photo will attest, food is a big, big part of Simpson’s daily life.
According to the National Enquirer, a source said Simpson sometimes wears the traditional Kufi prayer cap and studies the Koran, but failed to fast during Ramadan.
”He cheated during the day, and bought snacks from the prison canteen,” the source said. “But he’s really serious about converting to Islam. O.J. even made himself a prayer rug for his prison cell.”
Simpson is serving a 33 year sentence for robbery and kidnapping in a case involving sports memorabilia, and is not eligible for parole until late 2017.
The Enquirer reported that Simpson became interested in Islam through former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam while serving time in prison for rape.
“He really likes the idea that upon converting to Islam, all of his previous sins are forgiven,” the source said. “O.J. has a lot to be forgiven for.”
Comedian Bill Maher jumped on the opportunity to show just how vile a human being he can be by posting a tweet saying Simpson “does have experience with beheading” — Nicole Brown Simpson was nearly decapitated when murdered in 1994.