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Long-oppressed Arabs may be supporting Islamist political parties, but that does not mean the United States needs to fear a new rash of governments imposing strict Islamic law, according to some analysts who reviewed voting patterns after the Arab Spring uprisings.
About 300 hard-line Iranian students stormed British diplomatic sites in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union Jack, burning an embassy vehicle and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the seizing of the U.S. compound in 1979.
The victory of an Islamist Party in Morocco's parliamentary elections on Friday appears to be one more sign that religious-based parties are benefiting the most from the new freedoms brought by the Arab Spring.
Once seen as a threat to this North African kingdom, Morocco's Islamist party may now be key to the government's credibility.