Þorsteinn Magnússon resigned yesterday as Alternate MP for the Progressive Party citing the party's handling of the mosque issue.

Þorsteinn said in an interview with visir.is that the reaction of the party's leadership implies that there was nothing wrong in the party's handling of the matter.

"The chair and most other key people in the leadership of the Progressive Party failed to publicly comment on the conduct of the party in Reykjavík during the election campaign period. Then the recent words of the chair of the party, in my view, imply the complete denial that anything was wrong ... The party has in my opinion not handled the case in an acceptable way," he commented.

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