A number of former jihadists have formed the Islamic Alliance to Support Stability which aims to renounce violence, support the draft constitution and nominate Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for president.
The group's statements came at a conference on Thursday that featured a large banner with Sisi's picture next to Sadat's.
The conference began with a moment of silence for the dead in the Mansoura and Nasr City terror attacks. Participants called on Muslim Brotherhood youths to join the alliance after their group was classified as a terrorist organization.
“Sisi responded to the will of the people after a traitor became president,” said Sabra al-Qasimi, the alliance's coordinator said. “He has the qualities of the prudent imam who can lead the nation.”
Qasimi urged the Egyptian people to choose Sisi as president. “We have launched a campaign to collect signatures in support of the constitution, similar to the Tamarod campaign,” he added.
Alliance member Hassan Abdel Basir said that there are some who hate Egypt, serve the West and the United States and do not want Egypt's best interests.
“They are trying to bring down the Egyptian army, which is the only obstacle for the American and Israeli project in the region,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Khamis al-Agramy, Secretary General of the Egyptian Tribal Council, said the draft constitution is agreed upon more than ever before.
“We will continue to protect it and the borders of Egypt,” he said.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm