Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has pleaded not guilty to seven terror offences connected with the civil war in Syria.
The 45-year-old appeared via video link from prison to deny the charges.
Begg, of Hall Green, Birmingham, is accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria October 2012 and April 2013 and funding terrorism by providing a generator in July last year.
He also faces five counts of possessing an article for a purpose connecting to terrorism between December 31, 2012 and February 26 this year.
Begg will stand trial at the Old Bailey on October 6
Young Muslim volunteers have been raising money for Syrian refugees by running a cake delivery service.
The 'Cakes for Syria' campaign is taking place throughout the month of Ramadan and they have already exceeded their £25,000 target.
The West Midlands alone has sold 1741 cakes with £8.705 raised so far for the campaign.
Cakes can be ordered by calling anytime the Cakes4Syria call centre on 01274 952144 or texting 07511724372 (12 noon - 8pm).
Cakes cost £10 with £5 going towards Islamic Relief's Syria appeal.
Deliveries take place on Sundays and Thursdays until 27 or 28 July which heralds the end of Ramadan.
Mugshots of two men from Birmingham who travelled to Syria to fight have been released after they earlier admitted preparing to carry out terrorist attacks.
Childhood friends Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Zubair Sarwar, both 22, spent eight months in Syria last year, before being arrested at Heathrow Airport on their return home in January.
West Midlands Police released images of the pair posing with rifles during their visit to the war-torn country.
Judge Topolski QC has said he would not pass sentence on the two men until a Court of Appeal decision about a similar case had been heard later this summer.
However, sentencing is due to open this afternoon.
The judge earlier told the court that he was willing to offer a reduction in sentence if the defendants were to plead guilty.
He described the case as a "grave one".
The families of Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Zubair Sarwar urged both men to return home when they realised they had gone to fight in Syria.
Sarwar's family reported him missing to police in May last year after they found a hand-written letter from him in which said he had left to join a terrorist group called Kataib al Muhajireen (KaM)- later renamed Kateeba al-Kawthar - "to do jihad".
Days earlier he had told his family he was travelling to Turkey as part of a two-week trip organised by Birmingham City University, where he was a part-time computer science student.
West Midlands Police said the men showed the mind-set to go and join the jihad in Syria, before carrying out research, buying equipment, and finally travelling a well-trod route to get inside the battle zone via Turkey.
Two young men from Birmingham who have pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism while in Syria, had lied to their parents they were actually on holiday in Turkey.
Yusuf Sarwar and Nahin Ahmed, who are both 22 and from Handsworth, bought one-way tickets in May 2013 then crossed the Syrian border to train with rebel fighters.
They were arrested by officers from the West Midlands Police counter terrorism unit when they returned to Heathrow on a flight from Istanbul in January this year.
Traces of military grade explosives were found on their clothing and pictures on their camera showed them brandishing weapons.
Two men from Handsworth in Birmingham have pleaded guilty to terrorism charges after spending time in Syria.
Yusef Sarwar and Nahin Ahme, both 22, were arrested when they returned to Heathrow on a flight from Istanbul in January this year.
They were charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts having spent eight months in Syria to join rebel fighters.
The trial at Woolwich Crown Court was scheduled to last three weeks, but today the pair pleaded guilty.
The Head of West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Southern, has addressed Imams and religious leaders at Birmingham Central Mosque. She has made a plea to Muslim leaders and families to stop young people travelling to fight jihad.
She said: "Is it worse to be in prison (if arrested and convicted of terrorism offences) in this country or to be trapped out there with no chance of coming back?"
Mashuq Ally, Director of equalities and human resources at Birmingham City Council, said: "Many young British men end up being hostage to the militia groups they went to help."