ICNA CSJ Taking Action Against Walmart This Friday

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015




Asslam u Aliekum,

As discussed in last week’s ICNA CSJ campaign newsletter, we will be taking a stand against Walmart this Black Friday (Nov. 27) due to their low pay and inadequate work schedules for their employees. As America’s largest employer, they can do a lot better! We are partnering up with OUR Walmart, an organization that works to ensure that all Walmart employees are respected.

ICNA chapters in Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York are participating in this campaign. We are requesting other chapters and the Muslim community in general to come out and support our fellow Americans’ fight for workers’ justice. Allah tells us in the Qur’an [meaning of which is]:

“Oh you who believe! Be standard bearers for Justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, whether it be rich or poor.”[Qur’an 4:135]

And the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is reported to have said:

“Whoever among you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; if he cannot, then with his tongue; if he cannot, then with his heart – and that is the weakest of Faith.” [Reported by An-Nasa’i]

Here is how you can help:

  1. Participate in delegations to Walmart stores on Black Friday. We want as many individuals as possible to download a summary petition [click here to download] and deliver it to Walmart store managers in your area on Black Friday (Nov. 27). The petition requests for fair wages and schedules. It is a very effective activity that can have a big impact at Walmart stores across the country. It can easily be done by individuals, families, or even a few friends. It can work with one or two people doing it quickly. It is something that will not take a ton of time on Black Friday. Please note that courts have enjoined agents from entering any Walmart property, except to shop, in Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Ohio, Maryland, and in California from entering inside stores. So please avoid this step if you reside in one of these states.
  3. Participate in Black Friday protests – There will be protests happening on Black Friday in front of Walmarts across the country requesting the Waltons to raise the minimum wage and give consistent schedules to their employees. You can either join a protest already happening in your area or organize your own at your local Walmart. Click here to find a local Black Friday protest in your area to join or organize your own. ICNA CSJ is requesting the Muslim community to participate in these protests.

If you would like more information, please contact Rameez Abid, Communications Director at ICNA CSJ, at the following e-mail address: rameez@icnacsj.org.


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Republicans BLOCKED the bill

Last week we polled our supporters to see if you believed transparency in campaigns would help preserve our democracy. And the response was OVERWHELMING.

Nearly EVERYONE — 98.16% — called for corporations and non-profits to disclose the money they spend to influence elections.

And Hebatullah, just days later Democrats in Congress tried to bring up a vote on a commonsense campaign finance bill that would do just that — the DISCLOSE Act.

Sadly, the Koch Brothers won. Republicans refused to bring it up for a vote.

Broad public support isn’t enough. If Democrats are going to get the bill through Congress, it’ll be because grassroots supporters like yourself stepped up and took action.

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Republicans to stop blocking the DISCLOSE Act >>

If we don’t act now, then billionaires and special interests will continue to spend unlimited, untraceable money in America’s elections.

We need Republicans to bring up this bill for a vote — but we can only do it with strong, public pressure.

Add your name telling Republicans to vote on the DISCLOSE Act:


Thanks for standing with us,








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Pumpkin Pie Chia Breakfast Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Chia Breakfast Pudding

Originally posted on french fries to flax seeds:

Pumpkin as always been something that I like, but not something that I’m insanely over the moon in love with. A good pumpkin pie, scone, or muffin? Sign me up! Pumpkin beer? Tasty! Pumpkin spice tea? Sure, it’s nice sometimes. But pumpkin spice everything under the sun? Meh, that’s where you lose me. Needless to say, pumpkin isn’t something I always had a stash of in the house…until we got our dog.


Turns out, pumpkin is great for keeping things moving smoothly (if you know what I mean) for your canine friend. So now we keep big ol’ cans on hand for our pup, which means we always have some open in the fridge. And well, when there are ingredients in the fridge, I can’t not use them to create something tasty for human consumption.


I had been throwing scoops of pumpkin into my morning…

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Originally posted on Bee Inspired:


I tried my hand at some Sweet and Sour Chicken and it was delicious!

What you need:

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt


  • Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces
  • Place 1 cup cornstarch into a gallon-sized ziploc bag, add chicken and toss to coat
  • Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large pan
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together 3 eggs. Dip the cornstarch chicken pieces into the beaten egg, coating both sides then transfer the chicken into the hot oil
  • Cook chicken in hot oil about 30 seconds per side or until golden. (if you want you could deep fry it until its crispy.
  • Transfer chicken to a baking dish
  • In a medium…

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Tuna Pindang Kuning

Originally posted on Sweet Spicy Wanderer:

Yay first post!
After thinking and thinking again about starting a foodblog, i finally got my act together and registered an account. It was really hard to choose which recipe that i will share for my very first post. Because first things always been so special, so i thought about something special too, my family favorite dish, Tuna pindang kuning.
Pindang kuning or yellow pindang is a traditional Indonesian dish. There are various recipes for pindang in Indonesia, but my favorite is yellow pindang with tuna fish. This recipe is from my mother and for me she is the best cook for this dish. Eat yellow pindang with rice and shrimp paste chili sauce, definitely can’t resist to eat more and more.
Ingredients :
1 kg tuna fish
4 tbsp cooking oil
400 ml water
1 cm galangal, press to release the flavour
2 stalks lemongrass (white part only), press

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Deep Fried Sweet Potato Dumpling

Originally posted on Sweet Spicy Wanderer:

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My recipe for this dumpling is sort of like lumpia or spring roll. Usualy, I make the filling with potato, but this time I try with sweet potato. The sweetness from sweet potato mix with savory taste from shrimp give an unique taste.
Ingredients :
Dumpling wrappers
 – 100 g all purpose flour
 – 200 ml water
 – 1 middle sized egg
 – salt to taste
 – vegetable oil
Filling :
– 200 g sweet potato
– 3 tbsp condensed milk
– 1 tbsp corn flour, mix with 2 tbsp water
– 200 g shrimp
– 100 ml water
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 3 cloves onion, sliced and fried
– celery and green onion, chopped
– salt and pepper to taste
Instructions :
For wrappers : Mix all ingredients and stir well. Heat up non-stick pan to medium heat and brush the pan with vegetables oil. Pour 2 spoon of batter and swirl…

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Buckwheat Pancakes

Originally posted on Dairy Free GAPS:

This is another recipe that will depend on whether you can tolerate buckwheat.

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1 c. organic buckwheat flour
3 egg yolks
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla extract
2 T. ghee
1/3 c. apple sauce
1/4 c. water

Stir all ingredients together until smooth. Preheat a griddle and grease it with ghee or duckfat. When the griddle is hot, spoon batter onto the griddle in tablespoon-sized mounds. Fry pancakes until the bottom is set, then turn over and fry until cooked through. Serve with Duckfat Honey Butter and/or Lemon Curd.

© Betsy Leighton / dairyfreegaps.wordpress.com

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Sweet Potato Mud Cake

Originally posted on Sweet Spicy Wanderer:

Mud cake or in indonesia we called it kue lumpur. Kue lumpur is a traditional cake originally made with potato and coconut milk, but for this recipe i used sweet potato and condensed milk. Again with sweet potato, i know, but i can’t help myself with the sweetness from sweet potato. The cake itself has a rich sweet potato flavour, moist, dense, creamy and the most important is it’s super easy to make.
Ingredients :
5 eggs
300 g sweet potato, boiled and mashed
50 g plain flour
200 g condensed milk
100 g sugar
100 ml water
1 tsp salt
Instructions :
Put eggs and sugar into a bowl and mix through to combine. Add sweet potato, plain flour, condensed milk, water and salt mix until combined well. Bake for about 30-40 minutes in medium heat.

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Recipe: Lovely Lemon Cupcakes

Recipe: Lovely Lemon Cupcakes

Originally posted on My Pretty Sydney:

A few weeks ago, I was tasked with baking lemon cupcakes for KT’s baby shower. I found this recipe from BBC Good Food and made a test batch the week before. Lucky I did, because my cupcakes were too big, sank in the middle and oozed over the side of the holder…. Disaster! Despite looking terrible they were pretty tasty, but they weren’t good enough to be presented at a high tea.

So I researched and thought about how to make better lemon cupcakes all week, and even forgot to buy KT a baby shower present! I finally decided on a recipe adapted from the BBC Good Food and Nigella Lawson that made about 14 simple, sweet and tasty lemon cupcakes, worthy of KT’s high tea table. So the lessons I learned are to always make a test batch but don’t get too caught up in the baking that you…

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