They may get their wish, the chances of Morsi being reinstated are slim to none.

CAIRO, July 12 (UPI) – Supporters of Mohamed Morsi are willing to “die as martyrs” to see the deposed Egyptian president returned to office, an Islamist preacher said Friday.

Speaking to tens of thousands people at a rally at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo, Safwat Hegazy said the army would return Morsi to power “whether they want to or not,” Ahram Online reported.

Morsi supporters were willing to “die as martyrs,” Hegazy said.

Morsi backers from Cairo and cities around the country began gathering at the mosque Thursday, concerned the army might block routes to the mosque in advance of the rally.

Egyptians who support the military coup that removed the president also called for mass demonstrations.