Six men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of a planned attack on an English Defence League (EDL) march.
The men, from Birmingham, are accused of preparing acts of terrorism between 1 May and 4 July last year.
It is claimed that they prepared an improvised explosive device.
Jewel Uddin, Omar Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, Mohammed Saud and Zohaib Ahmed appeared via prison video link at Woolwich Crown Court in London.
Hasseen is also accused of possessing a document or record containing information that may have been useful to a person preparing to perform a terrorism act on 3 July. He denies the charge.
The charges follow a series of arrests by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.
Uddin, Khan and Hasseen were arrested after a routine stop on the M1 near Sheffield on 30 June last year.
It is alleged that a cache of weapons was found in the Renault Laguna they were travelling in, along with a note addressed to the EDL, which was planning a rally in South Yorkshire that day.
Hussain, Saud and Ahmed were arrested on 4 July.
The six men spoke only to confirm their names and enter their plea of not guilty. A provisional trial date has been set for 7 May.
Terror suspects allegedly planned to attack EDL
3:44PM BST 10 Jul 2012
A car was stopped by police on June 30 on the MI near Sheffield in a routine check and impounded on suspicion of having no insurance.
Earlier that day, the EDL had held a demonstration in nearby Dewsbury.
Three men appeared in court yesterday charged with the preparation of terrorism acts. Another four men continue to be questioned by police.
Jewel Uddin 26, Omar Mohammed Khan, 27, and Mohammed Hasseen, 23, all from Birmingham, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Dressed in black sweatshirts and dark trousers, they spoke only to confirm their names and ages.
The court heard how on June 30 police impounded a Renault Laguna after it was stopped on the M1 motorway heading south.
A routine search two days later at the pound allegedly unearthed sawn off shotguns, the makings of a pipebomb containing ball bearings and nails and a cache of swords, knives and machetes.
There was also a note that allegedly described the EDL as the “enemies of Allah”.
The three men were arrested the day after the discovery in the car.
They remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on July 31.
Four other men were also arrested last week and remain in custody.
Officers have until Wednesday to charge, release or apply for a warrant of further detention for three of them.
The fourth man can be held until Thursday.
source:Birmingham Mail: BBC NEWS: The Telegraph