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Muslims blast handling of Tennessee mosque attack plan case

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Muslim groups are criticizing a judge's decision to release from federal custody a Tennessee man accused in court records of planning an attack on a mosque in a Muslim community in New York state.

Court records show Robert Doggart is on home detention after the magistrate judge allowed his release on $30,000 bond after he agreed to plead guilty in April to plotting an attack on "Islamberg," a self-named Muslim community near Hancock, New York.

Another judge last month tossed out the plea agreement.

Doggart was indicted Tuesday on a charge of soliciting another person to attack the mosque. His lawyer didn't return repeated calls seeking comment.

Ibrahim Hooper at the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Doggart poses a threat to the Muslim community and shouldn't have been released.