Bill Fawell, a Republican candidate running for a U.S. House seat in Illinois, is certain that Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are members of the Illuminati and Madonna is a satanist.
But that is not all – Fawell firmly believes the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job.
Toss in a prediction that New York City would be demolished in a false flag event orchestrated by the deep state and you have a well-rounded conspiracy theorist running on the Republican ticket for Congress.
Bill Fawell is running against incumbent Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos in Illinois' 17th District, where she won by 20 points in 2016 even though the district also voted narrowly for Donald Trump. Fawell won his uncontested primary in March. He has not reported any fundraising to the Federal Election Commission, per publicly available records.
A KFile review reveals Fawell, a real estate broker, pushed conspiracy theories in blogs and his 2012 book, "New American Revolution."
On the blog of his political action committee Elect a New Congress, Fawell made a post in 2013 claiming that rapper Jay-Z “has a long history of serving up the godless Illuminati” and shared a video predicting Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce would include Illuminati symbolism in her Super Bowl have time show that year.
In the same blog post, Fawell said that the previous Super Bowl's halftime show, performed by Madonna, was satanic and influenced by the Illuminati. He also called Madonna a "narcissist skank with the crooked teeth."
In an interview with CNN, Fawell stood by his blog posts and the theories he espoused on them. He said that Jay-Z and Beyonce expressed their support for the Illuminati in their videos, and that singer Taylor Swift had as well.
In another blog post the following year, Fawell predicted that New York City would be decimated by a false flag event perpetrated by the deep state:
"New York City is going to be destroyed in the biggest, baddest false flag attack ever made by any organization upon the American People in a Pearl Harbor redux," Fawell wrote. (False flag attacks are acts designed by perpetrators to look like they were carried out by other individuals or groups.)
He said that the attack would be made in an attempt to drag America into war, and that financial institutions were already withdrawing money from New York in preparation for the supposed attack.
Fawell also said President Barack Obama engaged in false flag activity in an effort to elevate support for his policies regarding ISIS.
The Republican also subscribed to Birtherism -- the conspiracy theory surrounding Obama's birth certificate -- and threw in a healthy dose of racist and sexist language for good measure.