Neo-Nazi thrown out
By Abdul Turay 11 August 2009
An American neo-Nazi has failed in his attempt to remain in the country after a court rejected his asylum plea and branded him a racist and a public menace.
Craig Cobb, 57, founder and operator of the Podblanc website, a sort of YouTube for racists, emigrated to Estonia in 2005. Cobb planned to make Estonia the centre for his propaganda campaign to promote white nationalism.
Now it seems time is up for Cobb. He was put on trial August 2009 and banned from Estonia for a minimum of 10 years. Cobb was found guilty of endangering public security, public order, public safety, moral standards, and health. The court also found that he was promoting racism and was a racist.
Cobb has not yet been removed from the country, but is being detained.
“I have cash and an American passport and am expelled by Estonia, but they have me locked down here till 16 Sept if they want and I think I can get extensions every two months. One Khazarstan(sic) guy has been here a year,” Cobb wrote on his website.
The Office of Internal Affairs has been trying to deport Cobb since at least February 2007.
Cobb originally left the country on 2 June 2009 once it became clear the authorities were closing in on him. He went to Finland and applied for asylum the same day on the basis of his religious and political beliefs. Cobb is a member of the creativity movement, a white nationalist quasi-religion. Finland rejected his asylum claim and he was sent back to Estonia under the terms of the Dublin convention whereby a failed asylum-seeker should be returned to the last safe country they were in.
According to his website Cobb now plans to go to Canada which he calls “Israel North,” from there he plans to go to another European country like Serbia or Bosnia.
Cobb first came to public attention in 2006 when he bought a run-down house near Rapla
“Nigger-hater makes a centre in woods near Rapla,” Eesti Express wrote at the time.
Cobb had said that countries like the USA And the UK were “disgusting sewers” beyond redemption because of their large ethnic minority populations.
Prior to coming to the Estonia Craig Cobb had come to attention in the USA when he put the home address of a federal judge on a white nationalist website. The judge's husband and mother were subsequently murdered at that address.
Many of the videos of the Cobb's Podblanc site depict men, women and even small children being viciously beaten by skinhead thugs, mostly in Russia.