A Canadian family is taking their fight against Sharia Law to Parliament.
They want the feds to stop giving taxpayers cash to places like schools and rec centers unless the organizations vow to stop allowing gender segregation under the guise of multiculturalism.
"This is going to get really bad before it gets better, we have to have the government stand up and say while we are a democracy and allow rights of other people, we cannot allow for the discrimination against women," Michele Walsh told Sun News.
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 Nova Scotia NRC is on the sixth floor of a downtown highrise.
The quasi judicial commission is barricaded behind an empty waiting room, a combination lock and ticket wicket glass.
No one provided comment to Sun News about the case.
The Power family's member of Parliament, Gerald Keddy, presented their petition earlier this month.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the government could and should look at their regulations and ensure that no theocracy is permitted in public institutions.
"This is something that's surprising that it happened, and I can very much see further investigation into program funding resulting in a policy or a stipulation that program funding would be denied should there be any evidence that sexism existed withing the organization," MacKay told Sun News in Halifax.
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.