MEN arrested on the M1 last month were plotting to attack an English Defence League rally in Dewsbury, a court has heard.
Three men from Birmingham appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on terror charges yesterday.
Jewel Uddin, 26, Omar Mohammed Khan, 27, and Mohammed Hasseen, 23, all from Sparkhill, were arrested in raids last week after police stopped a car on the M1 on the same day as the EDL rally in the town.
They found guns, knives, machetes and a home-made explosive device.
The case has been sent to the Old Bailey for a hearing on 31 July.
Uddin, Khan and Hasseen are charged under the Terrorism Act 2006, accused of preparing for an act or acts of terrorism with the intention of committing such acts.
They are accused of manufacturing an improvised explosive device, as well as acquiring firearms and other weapons, and vehicles connected with their alleged plans.
A man from Ravensthorpe, arrested in connection with the investigation is still being held.
Dad of three, Mozam Hussain, 43 was arrested at his Huddersfield Road home on Thursday, July 6.
Police have been given until Thursday to charge him or release him. They can also apply for an extension to their warrant.
The deadline for the detention of a further three men expires today.
They are a 22-year-old man from Smethwick, West Midlands; a 22-year-old man from Alum Rock, Birmingham and a 24-year-old man from Moseley, Birmingham.