You might recall the story of the female Aikido student who was outraged when her class instructor bowed to the sharia demands of one male Muslim student and forced the class to be gender segregated so as not to offend his religious beliefs.
The family wants the feds to stop giving taxpayer money to places like schools and recreation centres unless the organizations vow to stop allowing gender segregation under the guise of multiculturalism.
Two years ago sisters Sonja and Sasha Power were told not to touch, face or teach a brand new student in their martial arts class at a public rec centre in Halifax. The man was a fundamentalist Muslim and he refused to interact with any females in the co-ed class. The instructor accomodated the newcomer.
After a few classes, the man handed out a book on Islam that gave tips on wife beating and said women not shrouded in Islamic dress are asking for it. Mom Michele contacted the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, but says her case was rejected without explanation. The City of Halifax refuses to comment on the case.
Similar incidents have happened in Ontario. A student at York University refused to be around women and the administration caved. The cafeteria at Valley Park Middle School in Toronto is converted to a mosque every Friday – girls must sit at the back of the room, the menstruating ones are totally isolated, in keeping with Islamic custom.