ISLAMABAD - Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday issued a call to young Muslims worldwide and within the country to rise up against an anti-Islam movie. "We invite... especially youth of Pakistan to stand up in defence of their religion and its sanctity," TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said in an email.

"You are no less than the lads of Benghazi... stop looking toward your tyrant rulers that they will do something, as they have accepted a life of humiliation," the spokesman said.

He added that ‘atrocities’ against Muslims were rising across the world.

"Zionist and crusader enemies of Islam are insulting the signs of Islam everywhere," the Taliban spokesman said.

Pakistan on Thursday blocked access to the video on the Internet and beefed up security around US diplomatic missions, following attacks on American consulates and embassies in Libya, Egypt and Yemen.