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02 January 2018

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indeed

A.I.Schmelzer

In German, "Führer" just means "leader".

The reference to Hitler is if you use "Der Führer". "Der Führer" is Hitler, "Ein Führer" ist just a leader.
"Religiöser Führer" means religious leader and does not have a 100% connection to Hitler.

While German media is frequently trying to cast whoever they disagree with as the new Hitler, most other German words or constructions/translators for "religious leader" are pretty clunky.

Same with the fact that the direct translation of "Israeli Defense force" would be "Israelische Wehrmacht".
Typically "Israelische Selbstverteidigungsstreitkräfte" or "Israelische Armee" is used instead.

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