I believe anything that contradicts the laws, our religion has laid down for us to follow, must be boycotted. What have scientists got to do with this? :? yet again, if this science contradicts Islamic belief in any way, it must be boycotted by muslims.Eg:Theory of evolution, Conservation of energy.
Why is conservation of energy against Islamic belief?
In response to the original post, we must keep in mind that a lot of things are based on intention and use. For example, the brother (star2005) who posted the original list of evil actions - cannot all of these be applied to the internet? The very medium you used to convey these ideas.
) pictures of animate objects and picture making;
3) immorality, nudity, illicit bad word is not allowed, pornography, etc;
4) obscene language;
5) incitement to fornication;
6) negation of haya (modesty);
7) scenes of violence, sadism, and crime in general portrayed;
8) the addictive influence exercised by TV;
9) it encourages the acceptance of aggression as a mode of behavior;
10) it encourages imitation of the crimes portrayed;
11) the brainwashing action of TV, especially on the young;
12) it stunts intellectual growth;
13) it wastes time;
14) it interferes with one's religious duties and one's necessary and important worldly duties;
15) it diverts one's attention from the remembrance of Allah;
16) and it falls under the category described by Islam as lahw (pointless amusement). (Majlisul Ulama)
All of these almost certainly can describe the internet. However, as Muslims we should be sure to use the internet for its benefits and not indulge into its negatives and the things on it which are openly haram.
It is clear that the TV has got some serious issues in terms of morality, violence, pornography, and so much of it can be describe as lawh (big brother comes to mind), however TV has brought a lot of benefits too.
Enjoin the good and forbid the evil - this should be in every aspect of our life - including watching TV. If we see something on TV we like and is beneficial for the Ummah (i.e. reporting of incidents in Iraq) we should encourage it (letters of approval, emails of approval etc...) and if we see something on TV we disapprove of, we should condemn in whichever way we can (for example, a UK based Bengali language channel started a show with a 'fortune teller', to an audience which is almost completely Muslim, letters of complaint if sent, would quite easily remove this show).
Everything can be used for good and bad. All because something 'is' being used mainly for bad, doesnt mean one should abandon it. Rather one should try and enourage more good to come out of it.