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Texas Congressmaroon Louie Gohmert saw a movie about the Civil Rights Movement, and it so inspired him that he just had to tell the world about its inspiring message about the need to defeat Radical Islam.

"I thought about the Egyptian peaceable revolution as I watched the movie 'Selma,'" the congressman said during a speech on the House floor. "Thank God for Martin Luther King Jr."

"People in Egypt know about Dr. King," he continued. "He wanted a peaceful demonstration and they were part of a peaceful demonstration. Unfortunately, radical Islam did not like being removed. They burned churches. They went after Christians. They went after Jews."

Gohmert was referring to the 2013 military coup in Egypt, which brought his pretend boyfriend Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power. The coup was indeed accompanied by mass demonstrations, many of which were peaceful, but we're not so sure the analogy holds up quite so well, seeing as how nobody in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march had tanks or snipers. At least not among the marchers. [contextly_sidebar id="mfp7nAA2e5FLNF5KXcuoVuq96fEfj6mq"]

Also, as we recall, none of the Selma marchers were accused of imprisoning between 14,000 and 40,000 political opponents without trial. Still, it sounds like Gohmert enjoyed the movie. We're not entirely certain that Dr. King would have altogether approved of the tactics of the military government in Egypt following its seizure of power, what with the police attacks that used automatic rifle fire and snipers to mow down roughly a thousand nonviolent supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, but who knows, maybe if Louie Gohmert had explained to King how a military coup embodied the legacy of the Selma march, he might have been convinced.

As far as we can determine, Rep. John Lewis, who had his skull fractured by Alabama State Troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, was not on hand to witness Rep. Gohmert's creative interpretation of history.

Sources inform Yr. Wonkette that Rep. Gohmert has also recently seen the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, which convinced him to warn that radical Muslims are either trying to give everyone in America Lou Gehrig's Disease, or kill us with a black hole.

[TPM]

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