BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhuanet) -- Hardline Islamist allies of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have asked that he call presidential elections as early as possible to avoid possible bloodshed.
Allies in the al-Gamaa al-Islamiya made the suggestion even as a deadline set by the head of the army, General Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to sort out the political crisis within two days loomed large. The Gamaa Islamiya, once an armed group and one of Morsi’s few remaining allies, has advised the head of state to call early presidential elections in the two days.
Meanwhile, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party warned that the Egyptian people would not stay calm in the face of a "military rebellion". Essam el-Erian, deputy leader of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party said that people would rise up against any move to grab power by the military.