When Charlie Hebdo’s journalists were gunned down by terrorists, the world stood up and vowed to take revenge, but when 3 Muslims get shot right in their homes, no one bats an eye!

A family of three young Muslims has been shot dead in their home in a quiet neighbourhood of North Carolina in the US.

Police have named the victims as 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.

Officers were called to reports of gunshots at 5.11pm at an apartment block largely housing academics and young professionals on Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill.

The three were murdered execution-style, the victims were found shot dead at the scene, while some residents described not even being aware there was an incident until police arrived.

A 46-year-old man, named by police as Craig Stephen Hicks, has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder.

Deah Barakat had created a Syrian Dental Relief program for Syrian refugee students in Turkey. He has now surpassed his original goal of $20,000.