Saturday, March 21, 2009

Abuse - Incest - immoral but legal

Associated Press

Surprising as it may seem, incest is not always a crime in Europe.

Three European Union nations — France, Spain and Portugal — do not prosecute consenting adults for incest, and Romania is considering following suit.

The shocking case of Austrian Josef Fritzl, found guilty this week of holding his daughter captive for 24 years and fathering her seven children, has focused new attention on incest — which is a crime in itself in Austria even if the acts are consensual. But in the Fritzl case it was in connection with rape, homicide and other charges that led to a sentence of life in a secure psychiatric ward.

Laws exempting parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters from prosecution for incestuous acts if they are not forced upon adult family members are decades old in France, Spain and Portugal.

In Romania, decriminalizing incest among consenting adults is being considered as part of a wide range of reforms to the country's criminal code. No date has been set yet for a parliament vote on the bill, and opposition to the proposal is fervent even among some lawmakers in the ruling coalition.

Currently all forms of incest in Romania are punishable by up to seven years in prison. But Romania's Justice Ministry suggests the new legislation would move the country — which joined the European Union two years ago — closer legally to some other EU members.

"Not everything that is immoral has to be illegal," said Justice Ministry legal expert Valerian Cioclei. "We cannot help these people by turning them into criminals and punishing them."[...]


  1. That's a very wise comment - "Not everything immoral has to be illegal". In this case it makes particular sense, because it will make someone subject to an abusive incestuous relationship less reluctant to confront the authorities. If it were illegal then the abuser might say "You know, you broke the law as well."

  2. This should serve to remind us that the gentile world we live in is still extremely sexually immoral. Maybe they're not throwing virgins into volcanoes anymore or having the prostitutes of Baal, but they still function in a sexually deviant society.

    It is unimaginable to me that any group of Jews would look lightly upon incest.

    For the goyim, incest and homosexuality are quite normal, tolerated, and even respected.

  3. This guy Fritzl has to be one of the lowest of the low. His own daughter, a sex slave for 24 years, living with her children/his grandchildren in a cesspool basement filled with rats. Where was Mrs. Fritzl? The only reason he was arrested was for homicide,, duh!!

    Remember to say with deep conviction every morning, "who chose us from all nations and gave us his Torah ......"


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