Former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Kamal Al-Helbawi, said on Friday that he wishes for the Armed Forces to intervene to keep the state from falling apart if the president does not quit his authoritarian approach.
Helbawi asked the presidency to stop this approach and give up its insistence on Hisham Kandil's cabinet. He also urged Islamists to respect the meaning of freedom.
In a conference held at the headquarters of the Liberal Egyptians Party (Masriyeen Ahrar) in the governorate of Kafr Al-Sheikh, Helbawi said that Kandil's cabinet is week.
He said that there are only four scenarios for exiting the current crisis, the first one being the return of authority to the people in order to achieve the goals of the revolution.
The former Brotherhood leader said that the second scenario would be the intervention of the army to keep Egypt from collapsing. He explained that they army should rule the country for two years and afterwards real elections can take place according to the will of the people.
He said that he personally favors this scenario as an Egyptian citizen who wishes for the help of the Armed Forces.
Helbawi pointed out that the third scenario is a "revolution of the hunger" whereas Egypt would be on the brink of falling apart, saying this would be the worst-case scenario.
He warned that the fourth scenario is an American intervention under the pretext of protecting minorities, saying that "rise of extremism and violent fatwas (Islamic ruling) that are not relevant to the teachings of Islam" will bring about such an intervention.