A Muslim-convert preacher from Queensland claims it is sexual harassment to make him shake hands with a woman.

Sharia law supporter Sheikh Zainadine Johnson used the Arabic term for sin to describe the idea of making physical contact with a female who isn't his wife.

'I don't shake hands with women and believe it to be haram however some women insist,' the former rock band guitarist said on Facebook.

'Isn't that sexual harassment? I mean really I feel sexually harassed when they try to force me.'

The red-headed Sunni imam, a Sunshine Coast-bred surfer previously known as Zean Johnson, went further and likened shaking hands with a woman to being touched on the bottom.

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