Sonia Tabizada Biography — Wiki
Sonia Tabizada is a woman from California who pleaded guilty to making bomb threats against a historic Catholic high school in Washington D.C. two years ago after school officials decided same-sex marriage announcements would be included in its alumni letter, the Justice Department said Monday.
She is charged with a hate crime after she threatened to bomb Georgetown Visitation, the country’s oldest all-girls Catholic prep school.
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Sonia Tabizada, of San Jacinto, is 36 years old.
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In May 2019, Visitation officials announced that Visitation Prep would begin publishing same-sex wedding announcements in its alumni magazine to advance its teaching that “we are all children of God … worthy of respect and love,” according to the Justice Department.
“It is our mission and ministry to understand the value of diversity and respect the dignity of each person,” Sister Mary Berchmans Hannan said.
According to a press release issued Monday by the Department of Justice: “Sonia Tabizada learned of this announcement and made multiple calls threatening violence in response to the school’s decision. On May 15, 2019, Tabizada left a voice message stating that she was going to burn and bomb the church.
“Tabizada also stated that she was going to kill school officials and students”.
“Minutes later, Tabizada left a second voice mail stating that she was going to blow up the school and warned that she would commit ‘terrorism’.”
Michael R. Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said: “the defendant’s violent threats were directed at the free exercise of a private school community’s religious beliefs.”
pleaded guilty in federal court to intentionally obstructing persons in the enjoyment of their free exercise of religious beliefs by threatening to bomb the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School iD.C., in violation of
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“An attack upon the free exercise of any person or group’s religious beliefs is an attack upon the civil rights of every citizen,” Michael R. Sherwin, Attorney for Columbia, said.
“Every citizen and community has the Constitutional right to exercise their own religious beliefs free from fear and discrimination. Defending civil rights is a top priority for the FBI and we will continue to work to protect the civil rights and freedoms granted to all Americans”, Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director of the FBI Washington Field Office, said.
Sonia Tabizada will be sentenced at a hearing scheduled for March 23, 2021. S
She faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.