Source: The Washington Post
On November 10, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "two teenage boys have been charged with felony hate crime for vandalizing a mosque in Sterling the weekend after Sept. 11 this year. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said they appear to have acted alone. The youths, ages 14 and 16, were also charged Wednesday with five counts of misdemeanor destruction of property and one count of felony destruction of property, sheriff's officials said. Sheriff's officials charged the 16-year-old with a second count of felony hate crime, contending that he returned within 48 hours of the first incident and spray-painted another swastika on the back of the building."